BNSF 5355 East takes the siding at West Austin as, even now, a westbound manifest is awaiting a green light in order to continue its climb over Mullan Pass. It's a pretty smooth operation here.
A new EMD SD70ACe leads an empty Centralia, WA coal train through the curves above Austin on the east side of Mullan Pass.
Three Boeing 737s are on the head end of this Kansas City, Kansas to Spokane, Washington manifest as it "flys" over Greenhorn Gulch.
Aptly named... Railfans of the MRL have been known to call the MRL 290 by its nickname, of "Flat-Back". The 290 began its life in May of 1966 as the GN 321, and eventually made it... (more)
Four "unmanned" Mullan Pass helper SD70ACe's lead another duo on a heavy 111-car "ML" over the incredible Skyline Trestle on a chilly Fall morning. You sure can tell which units spend the most tim... (more)
Flying high in the sky...
but first these B737 fuselages have to be completed in Boeing's Renton facility. A single BNSF ES44C4 #6720 is hauling a short Boeing train over MRL's 3rd Sub on thi... (more)
17,200 ponies from four Montana Rail Link SD70ACe's have crested the 2.2% grade of Mullan Pass at Blossburg, and will now have the task of holding back the Boardman, Oregon bound coal train on the... (more)
Helper 1 has an additional set of SD70ACes in tow as they roll downgrade over Skyline Trestle with fresh snow on the ground from the previous day.
A short ballast train eases to a stop while a crew member walks up to the MOW crew to prepare the train to dump on Skyline Trestle.
The head end of this Boardman coal load eases over the crest of Mullan Pass and starts the easy journey on to the next crew change point at Missoula.
A former Santa Fe Dash 8-41CW leads an assortment of covered hoppers through the reverse curves above Austin while easing down the east side of Mullan Pass.
After adding a four unit helper set at Helena Jct, this Boardman, Oregon bound coal load starts the long climb up Mullan Pass.
A 80 car LM grinds up the grade over Greenhorn Gulch between Skyline and Weed behind a pair of MRL's newest SD70ACes.
A short maintenance of way train with one of MRL's SD40-2XRs rolls over Skyline Trestle just below the summit of Mullan Pass.
MRL's lone SDP40-2XR easily handles this short ballast train eastward out of Garrison on the way to their work site on Mullan Pass.