No need to come early if you already bought a ticket online. Get here 15m before train departure and walk right on. The phone app will work as your boarding pass too.
Wondering if the trains have little tables like airplanes do? Yes! They fold down.
Use the Amtrak app to check train status. Very helpful.
Station opens 30 minutes before train is expected to arrive, so don't get here too early.
Empire Builder train #8
Check out the piles of scrap metal on the west side...then, if heading south, admire the Columbia in all its glory
If you get stuck behind a freight train your pretty screwed. Arrive early.
When the conducted come to check your ticket run. He loves a good chase through the train
With the 6th St. underpass closed use the Mill Plain overpass to get in if 11th St. is blocked by a train.
Catch the train from here instead of Portland if you want to park your car.