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Missoula Montana

In addition to trips behind regularly scheduled Amtrak trains to destinations on their system, Cruising by Rail also participates in the operation of all private car special trains. One of these trip was to Missoula Montana. Our trip started in Tucson Arizona travel through Casa Grande, Yuma and Palm Springs to Los Angeles. Departing Los Angeles we ride via the coast line through Santa Barbara, San luis Obispo San Jose, Sacramento and Portland to Seattle. We plan time in the trip to visit some of the tourist vistas at cities along the way. We Joined the special at Spokane and our journey took us through Whitefish Montana and Glacier National Park; Great Falls Montana, Livingston Montana and Yellowstone National Park to Missoula Montana. Parking for 4 days in Missoula we toured the area before heading back to Spokane for our rail journey back to Los Angeles and Tucson.

Arriving into Portland. View of the California Coast from the train. Station at Glendale, California. Happy couple enjoying dessert aboard the train.
Happy travelers! Historic sites can be seen right from your seat. King Street Station. Private cars in Los Angeles train yard.
Lots of tunnels along the route. Passengers enjoying the lounge. We love it when out trevelers are smiling! Amtrak Station in Maricopa, Arizona.
Old Faithful with a group of tourists. Old Milwaukee Road Depot in Great Falls, Montana. Capturing wind energy in Palm Springs, California. Private cars parked in Spokane, Washington.
Train passing the station at Casa Grande, Arizona. Private cars prepped and ready to depart Tucson, Arizona. Sight seeing in Missoula, Montana. Overnight stop at Seattle, Washington.
Train stopped in Great Falls, Montana. The big tree in Santa Barbara, California. Passengers enjoying the view of the Pacific Ocean from the vestibule. Station at Whitefish, Montana.
Passenger enjoying the journey. Depot at Yuma, Arizona.