An eastbound empty grain train is heading downgrade as it rolls across on Skyline trestle on the MRL's 3rd Subdivision up on Mullan Pass.
A recently reactivated SD70MAC brings up the rear of eastbound BNSF grain empty descending Mullan Pass on the MRL's 3rd Subdivision.
With 2 units on the head end, MRL helper 2 cut in, 2 DPU's and helper 3 shoving on the rear, this stalled westbound comes to life as it leaves Austin.
After assisting a previous westbound to the summit, a 4 pack of MRL SD70ACe's prepare to rescue a stalled grain train at Austin as they await a signal to back onto the train.
With an AC gevo leading 3 CN's, westbound train HLAUPAS works through Austin with helper 3 shoving on the rear.
With the recent upturn in traffic, many of the SD70MAC's have been released from storage, seen here as BNSF 9760 brings up the rear of a eastbound grain empty.
Traffic across the MRL is heavy right now, mostly with grain, loads and empty's. Here a CREX lease unit brings up the rear of an empty at Austin.
BNSF and NS power lead this Laural to Portland vehicle train between Birdseye and Austin.
BNSF's new Quality service train between Portland, OR and Alliance, TX descends Mullen Pass at Austin.
With their crossing of Mullan Pass complete, an eastbound stack train has pulled to a stop with the DPU locomotives positioned right next to the classic Northern Pacific depot in Helena. The nice... (more)
Two GEs lead an eastbound across Skyline trestle on Mullan Pass.
The steepest part of the descent is behind them, but this eastbound autorack train still has a few more miles to go before it safely arrives in Helena on the east side of Mullan Pass.
GN once reached Butte, now served via Garrison by BNSF.
Helpers cut in mid-train can be seen just into the curve.
MRL 265 leads a B-B-A set of BN C30-7s as the manifest charges up the comparatively easy eastbound ascent of Mullan Pass between Avon and Elliston.