The Helena - Logan turn heads east at the east siding switch Winston under threatening skies.
A lone GP35 heads west through the Jefferson River Canyon with a short local for Whitehall on MRL's Fifth Sub.
MRL 405 West heads into the Jefferson River Canyon with a short local for Whitehall.
Westbound BNSF manifest rolls through Lombard Canyon shortly after sunrise.
Manned helpers on the rear of a heavy soybean load push West after meeting the Spokane - Laurel, being led by five veteran EMD's. You honestly can't beat the way the MRL railroads, old school EMD'... (more)
The Crazy Mountains stand high above three veteran EMD's hustling an Eastbound manifest past t-bones, ribeyes and even some veal grazing on one of the many Montana ranches.
This is the remnant of the Fish Creek Viaduct on the Milwaukee Road's Pipestone Pass. Fish Creek Canyon was one of rarely photographed locations on the the Milwaukee Road's Pacific Extension. Th... (more)
An EMD F45 converted into luxury lodgings sits on the grounds of the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, Montana. The locomotive, painted in Great Northern's "Big Sky Blue" scheme actually start... (more)
This westbound coal load is screaming thru the deep cut at Iron Ridge. This location is at the top of the loops that drop the railroad to the valley floor at Austin, Mt.
What's left of Montana Rail Link SD45-2 No. 301 is suspended slightly off of the ground while it is jostled into position by a contract scrapper for further incisions with a cutting torch. The wor... (more)
Extra 7005A-West, with four F-9's (A-A-B-A) between Livingston and Muir, Montana September 2, 1960. Photographer Ken Crist. Slide taken from my collection.
100 cylinders in the eighth notch rumble across the rapid waters of the Fish Creek, in first light of the day on a crisp May morning.
BNSF 6823 enters the big cut at Iron Ridge. The cut bypasses the old tunnel that still exists.... This was also the location of an original survey that would have run a giant viaduct across Skell... (more)
BNSF 9981 leads a westbound coal train out of the Bozeman Pass Tunnel. The summit sign marks the highest point on the Montana RailLink.....
One of Montana Rail Links newest locomotives, the MRL4402 blast up the 2.2% grade at Austin, MT. These heavy mountain maulers were built to conquer this grade!