A westbound BNSF coal train crosses the Clark Fork and swings into Paradise Montana, on a wet September 25, 2013. Montana Rail Link’s Tenth Subdivision joins the Fourth Sub. here, and is in the f... (more)
A BNSF grain train has just departed Montana's Capital city, Helena (seen in the distance) and begins the stiff climb over Mullan Pass.
After shoving a grain train over Bozeman Pass, Livingston Helper #2 prepares to return home, light power.
Eldridge, ND - Kalama, WA grain loads grind up Bozeman Pass on MRL's 2nd Sub at a crawl... probably less than 10mph!
Livingston Helper #2 shoves hard on the tailend of Kalama bound grain loads, but are already down to a crawl, minutes after leaving Livingston.
Livingston Helper #2 begins to shove on the tailend of a loaded BNSF grain train and will assist them over Bozeman Pass.
BNSF ES44C4 7188 and C44-9W 5223 are on their knees, climbing the stiff grade through Browning with a loaded Vancouver, WA bound grain train.
BNSF 6886 speeds down the main at Coram with a St. Paul-Tacoma stack train in tow.
Tacoma, WA bound stacks cruise along the shores of the Flathead River behind a trio of big BNSF units.
GN 181 shows off its new paint in August 1994. The NW3 was placed near the x-GN Whitefish, MT depot. It was one of the rarest models built by Electro Motive, with only 7 being built, all for GN. I... (more)
Montana Rail Link's Laurel-Missoula manifest prepares to switch out a few cars in the yard at Helena.
MRL's Livingston helper #2 gives everything they've got to get a heavy, loaded grain train over Bozeman Pass.
Helper #2 comes out of the yard at Livingston's east end and will soon be shoving a loaded grain train over Bozeman Pass. An immaculate MRL SD40-2XR 257 leads the way.
BNSF SD70MAC 8852 leads a Kalama bound grain load west on MRL's 2nd Sub, cruising along the shores of the Yellowstone River.
BNSF ES44AC 6233 is just along for the ride at this point, zipping along at track speed on the rear of an empty coal train.