Tom Danneman's photo(489942)of the MRL 301 got me to digging of a photo when we had it on the IMRL. Here it is at Savanna,IL. about to depart. Built in 1974 as the CRR 3617(Clinchfield)then to the... (more)
What's left of Montana Rail Link SD45-2 No. 301 is suspended slightly off of the ground while it is jostled into position by a contract scrapper for further incisions with a cutting torch. The wor... (more)
An eastbound mixed freight grinds upgrade along the Eagle River between Minturn and Red Cliff.
MRL Unmanned helper 314 has the duty of bringing this MLAUPAS over Montana Rail Links Mullan Pass. The snow is starting to pile up at Blossburg as the train slowly grinds over the top of the divid... (more)
Conrail's Oak Island to Browns Yard transfer train is departing Port Reading behind a pair of former Erie Lackawanna SD45-2 locomotives.
In 1973, my wife and I rented an apartment in Appalachia, VA that overlooked the Southern and L&N tracks behind the business district. There were something like 60 to 70 train movements there each... (more)
The daily transfer train is just arriving to Browns Yard, which was originally owned and operated by the first railroad in the nation, the Camden and Amboy Railroad (1830's). The yard has since b... (more)
7 days a week Browns Yard in Sayreville/Old Bridge is supplied by a daily transfer train from Oak Island, Newark. During the week the train re-crews at night to return empties back. However, on ... (more)
Ballast for the Glasgow Subdivision expansion project trots East behind three leased Montana Rail Link SD45-2's, crossing the frozen Des Lacs Reservoir. MRL power in North Dakota is pretty uncommo... (more)
Browns Yard is part of the Conrail Shared Assets territory and a mix of CSX and NS power are routinely seen here. NS 1702 & 1705 have recently uncoupled from the daily yard supply train they brou... (more)
Conrail used ex-Erie Lackawanna SD45-2s with extra large fuel tanks in pusher service on both the east and west slopes of the Alleghenies. Here, two of the big units are shoving a westbound into t... (more)
3 MRL SD45's lead this westbound BNSF H-KCKSPO across the Montana Rail Link. BNSF has leased these units due to there massive power shortage.
This Is The End: In recent months, nearly a dozen Montana Rail Link SD45-2s have been sold and scrapped in Livingston, Mont. and these three locomotives – leading BNSF Railway's H-KCKSPO1-2... (more)
Last Stand?: A trio of Montana Rail Link SD45-2s lead a westbound manifest, H-KCKSPO1-21, off the Lake Pend Oreille bridge in Sandpoint, Idaho on the evening of May 25, 2014. BNSF Railway i... (more)