Havre, Montana, is a service stop for Amtrak’s Empire Builder and that makes it a good place to get out and stretch your legs on the platform.
No. 7 is running about an hour behind schedule as it sits in the station in May 2014. A small child is running on the platform, much to amusement of the couple standing next to the station sign.
The dining car will receive water here and trash will be taken off and disposed of. Many of those in the sleepers will have dinner not long after their train departs.
Aside from people watching and taking in the crew at work servicing the train, there is also a Greater Northern steam locomotive on display to look at.
It won’t be the highlight of anyone’s trip, but stops such as this one at Havre add a little variety to a long train trip.