Burlington Northern Santa Fe SD45-2 1581 leads a train of empty grain hoppers away from unloading in Superior, Wisconsin on a code blue Sunday.
Steve Smedley photo
A classic (and becoming rarer) SD45-2 carbody leads the days Boron Local as it shoves down Rich Spur to the trainload facility there where trona is loaded from trucks.
A classic (and becoming rarer) SD45-2 carbody leads the days Boron Local as it shoves down Rich Spur to the trainload facility there where trona is loaded from trucks. The Joshua Tree really lets ... (more)
A pair of MRL SD45-2s lead a manifest westbound between two Northern Pacific era signals just west of Big Timber on the Second Sub. Sadly, this was the only train we saw with a pair of these gems ... (more)
A four-pack of Santa Fe EMDs, including a cowl-unit, are seen headed through Blue Island Interlocking as they head toward the IHB's Blue Island Yard. Tom Golden photo.
A MLAUPAS with leased MRL power rolls west through Drummond (note the D on the hill).
A MLAUPAS with leased MRL power grinds up Mullan Pass over skyline trestle.
On the pretty spring day of May 10, 2010, Montana Rail Link’s day gas local is eastbound west of Perma, Montana, along the Flathead River. Leading the train is MRL EMD SD45-2 No. 332, a former Eri... (more)
A westbound Conrail freight is being pushed upgrade just west of Horseshoe Curve in 1989. The rear unit has its classification/marker lights illuminated red. If a locomotive is on the front of a t... (more)
Flares Down the Fourth: With sets of SD45-2s running on a railroad that hasn't changed much since the 1970s (Note the Northern Pacific cantilever signal and telegraph wires) it's easy to se... (more)
Flares Down the Fourth: A trio of Montana Rail Link SD45-2s leads a BNSF Railway manifest freight down the Fourth Subdivision near Paradise, Montana on Sept. 6, 2015. The SD45-2s have been ... (more)
Best known for their SD45s, MRL operated a number of SD45-2s including this former Clinchfield unit leading a helper set on the point of a BN train at West Livingston.
On this summer day in 2002 the sounds of classic EMD 645's echoed through the mountains as MRL SD45-2 306 leads this westbound over Skyline Trestle on its climb up Mullan Pass. Third in the consis... (more)
Day Gas zips back to Missoula.