Eureka (Amtrak Station)


Eureka (Amtrak Station)

History

The Eureka Train Depot was an active Amtrak Train Station until 1970 when Lake Koocanusa was made, flooding The Kootenai River as well as Rexford, MT, where the lines used to run from Eureka to Libby. Around Stryker The Flathead Tunnel was constructed to bypass Eureka and go to Libby.

Today

The tracks are still in use in Eureka.cite web|url=http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?t=75210|title=Flathead Tunnel|accessdate=2008-08-20|month=04|date=18|year=2006] running as a branch line, having access to Whitefish, as well as the tunnel, but is mostly used to transport lumber and other goods to and from Eureka. The tracks that were in Old Rexford, are still there, underwater in Lake Koocanusa.

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