An eastbound BNSF empty oil train follows the banks of the Kootenay River approaching Troy, Montana, on the afternoon of October 8, 2017.
Navigating its way eastward, an empty oil train follows the Kootenai River as it prepares to diverge at CP Troy, where the train will come to a halt to meet a westbound manifest.
42. Western Montana action at it's finest. After this train I will head south on Highway 56 to the Montana Rail Link.
43. Standing on a rock cut right above the tracks.
44. A mighty fine self portrait if you don't mind me saying.
After servicing at Troy, MT, #4449 and its train continue along the Kootenai River and will soon cross the state line into Idaho.
SP 4449 makes her way through former Great Northern territory under beautiful blue skies on a holiday weekend en route to points East.
SP 4449 parallels the Pend Oreille River on its way toward Troy, and subsequently Whitefish, as it passes underneath Hwy. 2, the first easily accessible shot since Bonners Ferry.