Loaded BNSF coal train just left Livingston trying to make the climb. Once the coal train reached Livingston it had to add the more helpers from MRL to be able to climb the grade.
In Livingston, Montana, on May 7, 2012, Montana Rail Link EMD SD9 No. 608 is in MRL’s Livingston Shops getting sheet metal work done by a machinist. Two tracks over in the background in the proces... (more)
MRL 404 and 405 work the four cars of their westbound local to Bozeman up the east slope of Boseman Pass. 1656hrs.
A westbound loaded unit grainer headed for the west coast, rounds along Yellowstone River east of Livingston.
Extra power tied down just outside the Livingston yard.
With the SD45's slowly fading from service, the Livingston Local is about as good as it gets on the MRL nowadays. Matched - classic power, mountain grades and industry switching; what could be be... (more)
With the wildfire smoke temporarily blown elsewhere, we are treated to a beautiful view of the hills of Bozeman Pass as well as Canyon Mountain rises in the background. I was lucky, the smoke woul... (more)
Building their train for the day, this pair of ex DRGW GP35's are wound up as they work in the yard.
With the wildfire smoke blown someplace else for a day, the only smoke on Bozeman Pass is the pair of ex DRGW GP35's that make up the Livingston Local. On their knees as they grind up the hill, se... (more)
On a cool Fall-like morning, two MRL SD70ACe's, an SD45, and a BNSF DPU leave the town of Livingston, Montana as they work hard to shove a westbound loaded grain train up Bozeman Pass.
A westbound loaded oil train climbs up Bozeman Pass with the background mountains shadowed by a passing storm.
SD45's pass each other...Helper 1 shoves hard on a coal load that is just about the crest the hill as Helper 2 waits in the siding at Muir for them to pass before dropping back down into Livingsto... (more)
With their on line work done in pretty good time, the ML is taking advantage of the short train as they blast out of Livingston at track speed headed for Laurel.
As a ballast train destined for Pipestone struggles up the hill with the summit a mere 2,000' away, the scenery on America's birthday cant be beat.