MRL109 is ex Northern Pacific built in 2/1955. On a blustery Montana afternoon the Paradise local switches out the big lumber mill in Thompson Falls. Amazing these old Geeps are still running str... (more)
The Paradise local rolls west towards Thompson Falls. At Thompson Falls the local will switch the lumber mill and exchange empties for loads. It is amazing the Geep 9s survive in the shadow of th... (more)
A sliver of light illuminates the eastbound Empire Builder as its glides down Marias Pass.
The H1 GEs sure were nice when new. They fit right in on Marias Pass as they ease a loaded grain train west off the summit.
Traveling along the frozen Clark Fork, Montana Rail Link’s Paradise Local passes through Woodlin, Montana, on February 7, 2014. The local will switch customers on the Thompson River Lumber Lead be... (more)
Descending a 2.2 percent mountain grade into Jefferson River Valley and the junction with Montana Rail Link’s Sixth Subdivision at Sappington, Montana, is the 844 local on June 16, 2014. The short... (more)
A nice pair of still green EMDs serve as yard/local power at Shelby.
Eastbound manifest crossing the massive Cut Bank Trestle,
Westbound doublestacks cross the massive Cut Bank Trestle,
Heading east through scenic Lombard Canyon is Montana Rail Link 840, the Helena local, headed for some switching at Trident late on the afternoon of June 15, 2014.
Montana Rail Link’s Helena local meets a westbound BNSF coal train at Clarkston, Montana, on October 1, 2013. MRL SD40s (Rebuilt by MRL and labeled SD40-2XR) Nos. 262 and 253 power the local.
After a major derailment involving Boeing fuselages shut down MRL's 4th Subdivision, the decision was made to reroute several heavy trains over the 10th Subdivision and Evaro Hill by using manned ... (more)
Grain empties are done with battle over Marias Pass and they head across the Two Medicine Trestle,
Grain empties are done with battle over Marias Pass.