Three of MRLs fine second generation EMDs (along with a BNSF SD70MAC) struggle up the 2.2% grade on the east side of Mullan Pass.
While the "Black Fog of Blossburg" isn't as impressive as it once was, the sight of blue SD40s leading anything over the Continental Divide west of Helena makes for an awe inspiring sigh... (more)
A pair of BNSF westbound's wait to depart Helena for Mullan Pass on the afternoon of July 4th.
The annual 'Wintergreen Special' lays over on the wye at Blossburg, with some Erie Lackawanna heritage as the power for this years trip.
Smoke from fires in eastern Washington fill the skies above the west side of the Continental Divide as the ML, with a helper set up front, pulls up through Blossburg.
An early Summer Morning finds this eastbound BNSF manifest freight passing the 3rd most famous barn in Montana.
Rolling by the siding at Muir, Montana on the MRL's 3rd Subdivision, a westbound BNSF loaded grain train has nearly topped Bozeman Pass and in moments the helper set on the rear will cut off and h... (more)
A westbound BNSF loaded grain train departs Livingston, Montana for the trip over Bozeman Pass with MRL helper set #2 shoving on the rear.
With orders to assist a westbound BNSF loaded grain train over Bozeman Pass, a crew member on helper #2 climbs off the MRL 4405 to line a switch at the west end of Livingston in order to run aroun... (more)
Roaring up the eastern slope of Bozeman Pass, an MRL helper set pushes hard on the rear end of a BNSF general freight just outside of Livingston, Montana.
The sun has just risen at West End siding on MRL's 3rd Subdivision as a westbound BNSF auto rack train crosses Bozeman Pass with a lone ES44C4 pushing on the rear end.
Late afternoon near Logan, Montana finds a BNSF grain train heading east with a Citirail ES44AC on the rear end.
Descending the grade through Austin, Montana, an eastbound BNSF coal empty comes off Mullan Pass on a beautiful late summer afternoon along the MRL's 3rd Subdivision.