A pair of MRL EMDs sit at the ballast quarry in Pipestone waiting for a cut of ballast hoppers to be loaded.
One of the first trains to load at a new ballast quarry on the east slope of NP's Homstake Pass route is seen on a blustry spring day behind a rebuilt SD9 and a geep. Regular service on this line ... (more)
MRL's only SDP40 still on the roster rolls West on the ex-NP Homestake Pass with a short MOW train in tow.
Stormy skys near Pipestone (siding) , Montana. Homestake Pass was Northern pacific's direct main into Butte, Montana. The line was built to expedite passenger and coal traffic into Butte. The coal... (more)
A track inspector waits for 2060 East to pass before he gets on the main to follow her to eliminate any fires started by sparks from her locomotives before they get out of hand.