In a brilliant sunrise on July 7, 2018, a westbound BNSF grain train slowly grinds up Winston Hill approaching milepost 214 east of the top of the grade at Winston, Montana.
The sun is just about to set on July 4, 2018, over Winston Hill in Montana. A westbound BNSF unit oil train grinds upgrade through the curves at milepost 214 on MRL’s Second Subdivision, while a B... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s Helena switch descends Winston Hill passing milepost 216 east of Winston, Montana, heading for some work at Townsend on the morning of July 5, 2018.
Climbing the grade over the wide open spaces of Winston Hill in Montana is Montana Rail Link’s westbound Laurel to Missoula freight powered by a pair of EMD SD70ACes. Big Sky Country indeed.
With the sun setting to the west, so too was the sun setting on the MRL 382. Finishing what was to be its final run on the local out of Helena, MRL 382 was sent to Livingston the next day, seeming... (more)
An eastbound BNSF grain train has just topped Winston Hill at milepost 216 on Montana Rail Link’s Second Subdivision and is departing Winston, Montana, on July 6, 2018.
On the afternoon of July 6, 2018, a BNSF coal train led by GE ES44AC No. 6236 pounds up Winston Hill passing milepost 215 east of Winston, Montana. In parts of Big Sky Country, ample spring moistu... (more)
Three Montana Rail Link EMD SD40-2XRs (rebuilt SD40s), Nos. 251, 253 and 255, power BNSF’s freight between Spokane and Laurel as it tops Winston Hill at Winston, Montana, on July 6, 2018.
Montana Rail Link’s Helena switch is eastbound at Winston , Montana, on the morning of July 3, 2018. With the abolishment of the Helena local, industries from Helena to Logan are now switched by L... (more)
An eastbound BNSF coal empty descends Winston Hill passing milepost 214 east of Winston, Montana, just after sunset at 9:30 p.m. on July 2, 2018.
On the afternoon of July 2, 2018, a westbound BNSF crude oil unit train grinds up the grade of Winston Hill at milepost 215 east of Winston, Montana, on Montana Rail Link’s Second Subdivision main... (more)
Montana Rail Link no. 109 leads the local turn from Helena to Townsend toward Winston Hill southeast of Helena with a pair of air pressurized covered hoppers for talc loading at Townsend.
Glinting fuselagesTwo Boeing 737 fuselages follow the power of a westbound BNSF train back on to the main line at West Winston, Montana, at sunset on June 29, 2017. These fuselages are ... (more)
At sunset on June 29, 2017, a westbound BNSF intermodal train with Boeing cars up front departs the siding at Winston, Montana.
BNSF 6802 and its westbound train get a roll by at Winston Hill siding by the crew on BNSF 6139. This Montana Rail Link train is on its last lap into Helena, MT.