Following the course of the Clark Fork, MRL 252 and 113 pair up to bring a lengthy Paradise Local towards St Regis, where they'll switch Tri-Con. Due to plummeting lumber prices in Canada, the cus... (more)
On a most fitting rainy May 24, 2011, Montana Rail Link gathers 17 retired locomotives at Livingston, Montana, to run as a a special “funeral train” to a scrapper on the west coast. A lot of probl... (more)
In most apropos weather, a Montana Rail Link “funeral train” of 17 retired and soon-to-be-scrapped locomotives prepares to leave Livingston, Montana, on May 24, 2011. The group of EMDs, mostly SD4... (more)
BNSF 5163 and a CSX unit lead an empty grain train over the Noxon bridge crossing the Clark Fork on Montana Rail Link on a clear fall morning. The train has a single DPU on the rear.
An eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe intermodal train climbs Marias Pass at Marias, Montana, on a sunny September 9, 1999. Clean warbonnet GE Dash 9 No. 775 leads Cascade green BN EMD SD40-2 ... (more)
Along the Flathead River, Montana Rail Link’s gas local heads east on the Tenth Subdivision near Dixon, Montana, at McDonald on September 24, 2007.
In the pouring rain, a member of Montana Rail Link’s Paradise local works with a power switch so the pair of GP9s can complete running around its train at St. Regis, Montana, on September 25, 2013... (more)
BNSF 7949 leads two CSX units on an eastbound Montana Rail Link freight at MP 57 near Trout Creek, MT with fall colors on full display.
After chasing the LM up Bozeman Pass, we heard the dispatcher tell them they'd meet one at the top, then we heard the dispatcher tell the Laurel-Pasco train behind them they'd meet the train at Mu... (more)
Surrounded by the colors of autumn during a pastel sunset, an eastbound BNSF Z train rumbles over the causeway along Frog Pond west of Trout Creek, Montana, on October 2, 2015. A new ET44C4 leads ... (more)
After picking up additional power, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe grain train departs Essex, Montana, as dusk settles in during a snow storm on March 2 1997.
BNSF 7423 serves as a DPU on a Montana Rail Link eastbound grain empty unit train on the causeway at Trout Creek, MT. It's George Washington's birthday, and the frog pond is frozen over, but snow ... (more)
Passing two resting helper sets in a snow-covered yard at Essex, Montana, is an eastbound grain train headed for a climb over Marias Pass on Christmas Eve, 2007.