Essex station (Montana)
Essex station platform in January 2013
|Location||290 Izaak Walton Inn Road
|Owned by||BNSF Railway/Izaak Walton Inn|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Passengers (2014)||2,920 24.5%|
Essex station is a flag stop on Amtrak's Empire Builder line in Essex, Montana. Essex has a year-round population of less than 50; most passengers are visitors to the historic Izaak Walton Inn located nearby.
There currently is no station building at Essex. In late 2010, Amtrak built a concrete platform with embedded heating coils for automatic snow clearance to replace the former asphalt platform, and also added additional lighting and fencing. The conductor has a computer-generated lists of passengers needing to board or detrain, and thus knows if the Empire Builder needs to stop in Essex on any given day.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, State of Montana" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
- "Amtrak - Great American Stations". Amtrak. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
- Grau, Kara; Bruns-Dubois, Melissa; Nickerson, Norma P. (December 2006). "The Economic Review of the Travel Industry in Montana" (PDF). Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-30. Retrieved 2007-02-01.
- Media related to Essex station (Montana) at Wikimedia Commons
- Essex (ESM) Station, Great American Stations website