MRL's 841 local drifts downgrade for Bozeman after waiting for MoW to clear up at the bottom of the hill.
MRL's 841 local for Bozeman/Logan from Livingston starts to ascend Bozeman Pass behind a trio of somewhat rare GP35s and a short train.
Missoula local shuffles around the yard. 401 used to be paired up with with 402 for the numerous mainline locals that used to originate here, and so-named "The Sisters". Times have cha... (more)
Helpers speed back to Helena for yet another Mullan Pass adventure.
These midtrain helpers have cut off at the east end of the siding to allow the coal train to get out of the way of three eastbounds.
This set of four MRL helpers remains in the previous paint scheme. They could be painted any kinda' way, it was the sound grinding up the Pass that brought me here.
LM has worked its way over Mullan Pass and will soon meet counterpart ML in Avon nearing sunset. The day started with the previous LM here at sunrise.....
The ML glides along in the rain with a relatively short train.
Having passed a coal train stopped in the siding at Austin, the helper set is sent back "light" to assist the train which has now stalled.
Beautiful things like this happen to me all the time. What was just supposed to be a laid back half-day of trains before other local activity yielded "the" train of the trip.
#841 is headed out past West Livingston in order to back down the main and access the R-Y Branch. These two empties will be swapped for two loads.
Local from Logan headed to Bozeman.