Two brand new ACe's have crested Mullan Pass and cruise West along the Little Blackfoot River between Avon and Garrison.
A hair over 7100 tons was too much for three SD45's, so the crew added an unmanned helper set to the headend for dynamic brake effort down the 2.2% Mullan Pass, seen here with its' train strung ou... (more)
A manned four pack of MRL SD70ACe's helps two SD45's and their short Laurel - Spokane up the 2.2% grade of Mullan Pass, crossing the rarely photographed Greenhorn Trestle.
An extra Laurel to Spokane hustles West along the Little Blackfoot River with two SD45's leading the way.
10,800 horsepower of EMD 20 cylinder goodness roars past the second most famous barn in Montana.
Seven EMD's and a GEVO crawl out of Helena with a load of Montana's finest black diamonds bound for Roberts Bank.
With the help of four Montana Rail Link SD70ACe's cut in mid train, three EMD AC's battle the 2.4% grade of Mullan Pass, soaring high above the Austin Creek on the famed Skyline Trestle.
A former Great Northern SDP40 hustles a work train through nice fall colors en route to Missoula.
MRL's Helper 1, a SD45 and two SD40-2XR's, has cut in mid-train of this Tokio, WA bound ribbon rail train with two old Santa Fe veterans leading the charge up Mullan.
Amidst a Summer thunderstorm, a quartet of Montana Rail Link SD70ACe's lead the second section of a Laurel, MT to Pasco, WA manifest out of Helena. The helpers couldn't be cut in mid train due to ... (more)
A total of seven SD70ACe's and one ES44AC lift a loaded coal train out of Montana's capitol city and towards the top of the famed Mullan Pass.
A trio of SD70ACe's lead a Westbound coal load through Austin with the help of four more ACe's cut in mid train and a lone GEVO pushing on the rear. Gotta love Montana railroading!
With the climb up and over Mullan Pass behind them, this westbound Aberdeen, SD to Kalama, WA grain load eases into the east end of Elliston where the MRL helpers will cutoff from the train and pr... (more)
The daily Kansas City to Pasco high priority manifest, complete with Boeing 737 fuselages, grind up the east side of Mullan Pass and over Skyline Trestle.
A coal train derailment at Jens earlier in the day has these two westbounds tied down at Helena awaiting the reopening of the 3rd Subdivision the next day.