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Izaak Walton Inn
290 Izaak Walton Inn Road
Essex, MT 59916
Great Northern 441 was created by Tom and Jamie Lambrecht, a couple who share a passion for locomotives. “I did the exterior and got it there,” Tom explained, “and Jamie did the interior.” They established Revelstoke Limited LLC to execute “my wild hairbrained idea,” as Tom called it.
Tom’s day job is General Director of Locomotives for BNSF Railway. When they met, Jamie was a machinist, wrenching locomotives at the BNSF diesel shop in Havre, Montana. We saw their son Ryan in the engineer’s seat and their daughter Gracie about to catch a snowball.
Bill Christopher is a long time friend of the Lambrecht clan who thought Great Northern 441 would be a great excuse to learn how to create websites. While he has had only a tiny peripheral role in bringing GN 441 to reality, he’s had a heck of a fun ride along the way. The ride might not have been as much fun for “Red Rocks,” his 1999 Jeep Cherokee with 265,000 miles; we drove her hard. (Photo copyright Phil Dohmen.)
With a Little Help From Our Friends
In front, from left: R.R. Conway, Jamie and Tom Lambrecht, Anne and Ken Craig. On GN 441: Bill Christopher, Ken “Stepladder” Caflisch, Robert Lambrecht, Phil Dohmen, Jeanette and John Rus. In cab: Neal Payton. (Photo copyright Moonlight Haze.)
All photos on this website copyright Tom Lambrecht or Bill Christopher unless credited otherwise
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