MRL SD40-2s 263 and 261 are seen leading local #840 returning from Logan back to Helena in Lombard Canyon south of Totson, Montana - 24/09/2014
MRL GP35s 404 and 405 are seen leading the Livingston Local #841 west at West End having just crossed Bozeman Pass - 23/09/2014
Snow-covered Rocky Mountains of Glacier National Park recede in the rear dome windows of private car “Sierra Hotel” as Amtrak No. 8, the eastbound Empire Builder, cruises east of Browning, Montana... (more)
A westbound “Boeing Special” J train (high/wide move) hurries along the Clark Fork between Noxon and Heron, Montana, on September 26, 2014.
As angry clouds flow overhead and icy winds blow over the waters of Frog Pond west of Trout Creek, Montana, an eastbound BNSF stack train is silhouetted against falling rain to the north illuminat... (more)
Greenhorn Trestle:Two of Montana Rail Link's new SD70ACes, Nos. 4401 and 4400, lead the westbound LM across Greenhorn Trestle on the Mullan Pass grade on Oct. 4, 2014. Three more SD70ACes a... (more)
Montana Rail Link EMD SD45s Nos. 355 and 326 (MRL labels the locomotives SD45-2s) lead a BNSF HKCKSPO freight westbound at Tuscor, Montana, on September 26, 2014.
The 5476 East in the lap of the mountains.
After chasing the 4302 East all morning there was a dearth of westbound traffic as now preferred with the inexorable movement of the sun. I called the Snow Slip Inn and asked them to keep the baco... (more)
Shoving hard against the 1046 East, a pair of Essex helpers are about to dive into Shed No. 8.
Laboring up the long grade from the Flathead River valley to Marias Pass, BNSF 1046 roars out of Shed No. 7 and into the tight curve at Windy Point.
Deep in the Flathead River valley, BNSF 5173 with oil cans rolls across the impressive trestle at Java East as the rising sun pokes above the treetops.
A new EMD SD70ACe leads an empty Centralia, WA coal train through the curves above Austin on the east side of Mullan Pass.
A clash of seasons: An early autumn snowfall in the higher elevations of Mullan Pass surrounds Skyline Trestle (a.k.a. Austin Creek Trestle) at Skyline, Montana, on October 11, 1997. Lower elevati... (more)
A westbound BNSF grain train rumbles along the blue waters of the Clark Fork between Noxon and Heron, Montana, over MRL’s scenic Fourth Subdivision on October 2, 2014.