An eastbound coal train crosses a small inlet off the Clark fork just west of Trout creek, montana
......And here is the train that the "Thunderbird" came to rescue, slowing down as it approaches East Glacier
In the UK rescue locomotives are stationed at various strategic spots around the network and are given the name of Thunderbirds after the TV puppet series. Never did I expect to see a BNSF Thunder... (more)
With the arrival of the SD70ACe's a few years ago, the end of the 45 was in sight. In what may be a sign of the future for a pair of MRL's SD45-2's, they've been updated with the companies newest ... (more)
An eastbound grain train rolls past MP 1144.0 on Marias Pass with Glacier National Park in the background.
Northern Pacific Y-2 Class 2-8-0 No. 1264 was built in 1902 by ALCO-Richmond. She had 63 inch drivers, 22 x 30 inch cylinders, operated at 200 psi and could exert 39,200 pounds of tractive effort.... (more)
First time that I have ever seen a caboose being used on a freight train, pity about the raging blizzard at the time.
My first ever visit to this area of the States and I was met by a blizzard! Freight heading east towards East Glacier.
The Helena to Livingston Local, heading east behind SD45’s 351 and 327, takes siding at Louisville, just east of Helena, to wait for four westbound trains.
Helper 4 with SDP40 290 and SD45’s 321, 328, and 331, and Helper 1 with SD70ACe’s 4310, 4313, and 4300 sit on the set out track. The helpers will spend the day on the set out track while a work w... (more)
Steam special rolls out of Shed 4D
MRL 151 and 113 roll east through the Jefferson River Canyon after making a run to Whitehall to drop off a few cenetrbeams for storage. On the opposite side of the river is the road bed of the lon... (more)