Essex station (Montana)

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Amtrak platform at Essex, January 2013.jpg
Essex station platform in January 2013
Location 290 Izaak Walton Inn Road
Essex, Montana
Coordinates 48°16′31″N 113°36′37″W / 48.27525°N 113.61030°W / 48.27525; -113.61030Coordinates: 48°16′31″N 113°36′37″W / 48.27525°N 113.61030°W / 48.27525; -113.61030
Owned by BNSF Railway/Izaak Walton Inn
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Parking None
Other information
Station code ESM
Passengers (2014) 2,920[1]Decrease 24.5%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Empire Builder
toward Chicago

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.[2][3]

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.


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, State of Montana" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak - Great American Stations". Amtrak. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  3. ^ 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. 

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