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.
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!
Skirting the Clark Fork River, a trio of MRL SD45's hustle a Westbound manifest into Lothrop - where they'll wait for a few hours due to MOW ahead finishing up the final touches on the Rivulet der... (more)
A hair over 7100 tons was too much for three SD45's, so the crew added an unmanned helper set to the headend for dynamic brake effort down the 2.2% Mullan Pass, seen here with its' train strung ou... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s Gas Local crosses one of the interesting steel bridges over the Clark Fork River.
MRL 351 and 382 lead a Laurel, MT to Spokane, WA ribbon rail train.
MRL 351 and 382 lead a Laurel, MT to Spokane, WA ribbon rail train after the sun has gone down over Trout Creek Montana.
A couple of newer ACe's lead the Laurel-Missoula freight at Winston, MT.
Laurel-Missoula freight snakes its way through Lombard Canyon and along the Missouri River on Montana Rail Link's 2nd Subdivision.
A manned four pack of MRL SD70ACe's helps two SD45's and their short Laurel - Spokane up the 2.2% grade of Mullan Pass, crossing the rarely photographed Greenhorn Trestle.
An extra Laurel to Spokane hustles West along the Little Blackfoot River with two SD45's leading the way.
A trio of BNSF-leased SD45's skirt the Clark Fork River just West of Plains, Mont. with the Kansas City, KS to Spokane, WA high priority manifest in tow.
After picking up two SD40-2XR's to take East, 92 cylinders of EMD 645's hustle a heavy Spokane, WA to Laurel, MT manifest out of Helena moments before sunset.
Ken Kuhne has posted some excellent photographs of the MRL derailment near Rivulet, MT. I thought I would add another photo that shows the airplanes and some of the damage a bit closer.
BNSF6674 lifts a westbound coal train around the horseshoe curve at Iron Ridge. The sun has just broke over the Ridge at 6:28AM. Note the Rear help above the headend power leaving Austin siding. T... (more)