MRL Helpers (MRL SD70ACe 4303; SD40-2XRs 264, 262; SD45-2s 331, & 330) seen here on a five unit helper set hanging onto the middle of a loaded 15,000 ton coal train as it eases down the west side... (more)
Westbound BN freight exits the tunnel at the top of Bozeman Pass.
A lone SD40 leads a 7 car Jimbo past the abandoned tunnel on the West side of Bozeman Pass.
A heavy LM is on it's way down Bozeman Pass behind a trio of SD40-2XR's and a dead GP35, on a chilly Winter morning.
After sucessfully conquering Bozeman Pass, three EMD's are down to a crawl with dynamics howling, leading a heavy 133 car "LM" on the drawbar. They'd soon come to a stop, release the air and have ... (more)
With the helpers on the point, the 46 car Livingston Local makes track speed up Bozeman Pass, passing a patch of wildflowers. You can't beat Montana's scenery!
Livingston helpers assist two GP35's and a SD35 on the 841 Local up Bozeman Pass. Sure wish the GP's were leading!
After stopping to recharge the air, MRL 332 West proceeds at a snails' pace down Bozeman Pass with the LM on the drawbars.
A heavy "LM" ducks into the NP stick rail siding at Bozeman to let a short-time stack by.
Horsepower Vs. Gravity! BNSF6253 screams to obtain the highest point on NP's Transcontinental Mainline. The manned swing help can be seen cut into the train. You have to love Montana!
MRL255 lead the Missoula bound Laurel-Missoula Manifest thru the Bozeman Pass Summit Tunnel. Railroading over Montana's Mountain Passes can be quite dramatic!
An empty grain train for Scranton, ND crawls up Bozeman Pass under developing afternoon thunderboomers.
Amtrak Trn. 9 descends west side of Bozeman Pass en route to next stop at Bozeman.
Montana Rail Link's westbound Laurel to Missoula manifest exits the tunnel and crests Bozeman Pass between Livingston and Bozeman, MT on a cool spring afternoon.
The engineer is all smiles as some drop under light illuminates his train at the east end Bozeman siding just before sunset on 9/17/11.