Whitefish, MT is a service stop on the Empire Builder, so each train stops for about 20 minutes. The station has quite a large, historic, three story station house, that is slightly set back from the platform by a few small patches of grass. The station house is in the Tudor style, built in the 1920s. The station's waiting room is fairly small, still with wooden benches and a staffed ticket window. There is also a window for a Hertz Car Rental with a sign saying its one of the original Hertz Franchises. On either side of the station parked on display are a historic Great Northern Railway Bus, and a Great Northern Railway diesel locomotive
October 2011 Update: The Whitefish Station is presently a total mess with a new ADA complaint concrete platform being installed and the standard station lampposts that have popped up at almost every station on the Builder. The stop has had to temperarily discontinue baggage services along with trash collection from the train. Trains are also having to make multiple stops on the portion of the platform that is presently open. The finishing of construction (2012) has resulted in a new modern ADA compliant platform with a long fence and a line of modern lampposts plus plenty of Whitefish, MT signs.
Looking down the platform at Whitefish, MT by Superliner-II Diner #38402
A historic Great Northern Railway bus near the platform at Whitefish, MT
A stature of the Great Northern Railway Mountain Goat at Whitefish, MT
The large station house at Whitefish, MT
The sleeper cars at the front of the train at Whitefish, MT on train #8
Looking down the platform towards the station house by the 11 car Empire Builder
The Luggage of Train #8 for Whitefish, MT gets unloaded from Heritage Baggage Car #1216
A station sign on the station house at Whitefish, MT
Looking down towards the back of the train at Whitefish, MT by Superliner-II Coach #34105
The station house and the Superliners of the Empire Builder at Whitefish, MT
Historic Great Northern Railway NW3 Locomotive #181is on permanent display at the Whitefish, MT Depot
An overview shot of the large Tudor style Whitefish Depot, with a separate smaller area that is still used by Amtrak for Baggage
A streetside view of Whitefish Depot
An old font sign marks the landside entrance to the fairly large Amtrak Waiting area at Whitefish, MT
A view of the Whitefish, MT waiting room with the Hertz Rental Car Counter visible and one of the many wooden benches
Looking out to the tracks at Whitefish, MT. There is still a Great Northern Railway logo on the wall
A view of the old fashioned looking Amtrak ticket windows with a Golden Arrow style Amtrak logo that seems to blend in with the rest of the historical feel of the station house in the Whitefish Depot.
A view of the middle of the Whitefish Depot and waiting area.
Looking down the streetside side of the Whitefish Depot with its wooden porch.
A National Register of Historic Places sign on the streetside side of the Whitefish Depot it was built in the 1920s and is in a Tudor style that is extremely rare for railway depots since so view were built in the 1920s.
Last Updated: 11 November, 2011
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