The Longest Tunnel In Montana Has A Truly Fascinating Backstory

If you’ve ever ridden Amtrak’s Empire Builder, you’ve probably passed through the Flathead Tunnel. At seven miles in length, it’s tough to miss, and about 50 freight trains travel through it every day (in addition to the Empire Builder). And believe it or not, this tunnel actually plays an important role in Montana’s railroad history.

 

Have you ever been through Montana’s longest tunnel? Scott Hiddelston’s YouTube video shows the entrance from both sides.

If walking through tunnels are more your style, check out Glacier National Park’s Ptarmigan Tunnel.