September 16, 2012 12:00 AM

Experience grand vistas as Amtrak’s Empire Builder travels through Montana and the Rockies

NEAR WAGNER, Montana — The train rolls past distant hills — mountains, an easterner would call them. But it’s just a tease. Out here is mostly prairie and thin wire fences and undulating gray moguls of land, mysterious for what lies beneath, all dinosaur fossils and buffalo bones. The sky is huge and blue and endless. Here is where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid embarked on their last train robbery. Here is the middle of Montana. Here is the West.

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