An eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight passes through Montana Rail Link’s Missoula yard on July 3, 2001. The main part of the yard is behind the train, with the yard office and car shop... (more)
On an early autumn day in Montana with turbulent weather, Montana Rail Link’s day gas local led by EMD SD70ACe No. 4308 arrives at Missoula West on September 24, 2007.
Joe E79 eases out of Tunnel 16 nearing Missoula.
Station stop at Missoula for the Mainstreeter, Train No. 1.
Local move in West Missoula. On the evening of Saturday, 7/15/2017, Montana Rail Link 4406 (SD70ACe) heads west out of town. This pair of modern power is taking the afternoon "Gas Local"... (more)
Passing a trio of ES44's in the fueling rack, BNSF 5260 and 6935 chug into Missoula Yard, sprinkling corn kernels along the main. I chuckled as this train passed by, as some of the cars' roofs wer... (more)
The orange logo lives on, although most passers-by likely do not know what it represents. Between the Clark Fork River and the University of Montana, this is the former Milwaukee Road mainline in ... (more)
At the tail end of a westbound coal drag, BNSF 6163 fills up at the fueling rack in Missoula. It looks like she's seen a little body shop work since we last saw her at RP.net.
I originally posted a shot of this train zoomed in with the signal bridge framing it....and only in reviewing all the shots did I notice something I didn't recall seeing live....the moon! There i... (more)
Missoula local shuffles around the yard. 401 used to be paired up with with 402 for the numerous mainline locals that used to originate here, and so-named "The Sisters". Times have cha... (more)
The ever-changing BNSF roster still gets my hopes up when I hear certain number series over the scanner....pretty much everything I used to know has moved on, either in numbering or off the roster... (more)
The other end of paradise, so to speak....as the Day Gas rolls off the 10th Sub back onto the 4th for the final miles into the yard.