Mission Mountain Railroad has recently painted GP39 (GP39-2) No. 3942 in the colors of a local high school. The locomotive is painted blue and white in honor of the Columbia Falls High School Wild... (more)
A Mission Mountain Railroad crew shuffles a few cars around in Columbia Falls before heading south toward Kalispell.
One of the Mission Mountain's newest repaints, WAMX 3942 rests outside of the railroad's Columbia Falls yard office on a sunny fall morning. 3942 was painted to honor the Columbia Falls Wildcats, ... (more)
A two-truck Shay steam locomotive sits in Columbia Falls not far away from BNSF's Hi-Line Sub. It's true history is uncertain, some sources identify it as GN 1 or GN 2769, but it's generally agree... (more)
Still sporting Milwaukee Road paint 42 years after being outshopped from EMD La Grange, WAMX 1598 basks in some sunlight in Columbia Falls as a storm clears the area. Built as MILW 475 in 9/1975, ... (more)
A faded and grimy former Northern Pacific SW1200 sits in Columbia Falls with covered stacks awaiting its fate. It was originally built as NP 128 in 7/1955, S/N 20321.
With storm clouds looming overhead, a peek of sunlight illuminates WAMX 3946, a former Union Pacific GP39-2 that, despite being weather-beaten and worn, still proudly wears UP Armour Yellow. Now w... (more)
Webb Assets Management SW1200 1214 pauses from switching moves at Columbia Falls, Montana.
Westbound manifest exits Tunnel Five with a neat power set.
A Mission Mountain Railroad: local works its way north on the afternoon of June 22, 2012. After living in the Flathead Valley for more than a year, I've chased the Mission Mountain a good n... (more)
Mission Mountain SW1500 1501 switches the Plum Creek lumber mill in Columbia Falls, Montana on the afternoon of June 22, 2011.
The Mission Mountain local heads north at Columbia Falls, Montana late on a Friday afternoon in June, 2011.
BNSF 5033 snakes it way through Bad Rock Canyon, on BNSF's Hi-Line Subdivision, between Columbia Falls, and Hungry Horse Montana
4461 leads a eastbound stack through Bad Rock Canyon along the Flathead River.