West Glacier, MT is the Amtrak Station at the western gates to Glacier National Park. It is located alongside the intersection of US-2 (that goes around the southern perimeter of the park) and Going-to-the-Sun Road (the main road that goes through the National Park across the Continental Divide to the other side). The station is completely unstaffed but does have an enclosed waiting area that is open and closed by a caretaker. The station's building is now used by the Glacier Natural History Association, who have restored it. The white (non-Amtrak font) signs say Belton, the station's original name before the Great Northern Railway decided to build a genuine station to promote tourism in Glacier National Park.
Source: The Great American Station Project
|(west_glacier1) A side view of the brown station house at West Glacier with the Belton station name visible.|
17 May, 2009
|(west_glacier2) The old-style Amtrak sign for West Glacier, MT.|
|(west_glacier5) A track-side view of the brown West Glacier, MT train station.|
Last Updated: 19 May, 2009