MRL SDP40 no. 290 rolls east on the point of an Eastern Washington Gateway "Scooter" grain train that originated in Coulee City, WA and will unload at an elevator near Cheney, WA for tra... (more)
MRL 382 leading the "ML" is seen paralleling the Missouri River in the stunning Lombard Canyon.
The MRL's famed Gas Local crosses a small trestle outside Arlee.
Climbing the 2.2% grade into Harrison, Montana, is Montana Rail Link’s 844 local with eight blue covered hoppers for the Harrison Elevator Company on June 27, 2016. The local passes a fence line w... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s 844 local drops down grade on the steep 2.2% mountain grade on the Harrison Branch and over a trestle after departing Harrison, Montana, on June 27, 2016. The local, powered by... (more)
On our travel day between Miles City and Helena, the Jimbo had the railroad tied up most of the day around Big Timber. Having completed their work, the 264 puts the train away in Livingston. The... (more)
A massive set of 8 SD70ACe helpers came into town and tied up for the evening in Helena. Unfortunately, the crew told me no westbounds were due until after 11:00 p.m. I was hoping to find a west... (more)
With a classy caboose bringing up the markers, a lengthy Montana Rail Link work train heads into the depths of Lombard Canyon east of Toston, Montana, on June 26, 2016. The train is headed to Whit... (more)
A lengthy Montana Rail Link work train curves along the Missouri River in Lombard Canyon east of Toston, Montana, on June 26, 2016. Two MRL SD40s (rebuilt and labeled SD40-2XRs) Nos. 264 and 257 p... (more)
Three MRL SD45's charge eastward near Reed Point, Montana on a beautiful August morning.
Screaming eastbound, three Montana Rail Link SD45's are in charge of the M-SPOLAU1-06A on a beautiful mid summer morning. The train is skirting the banks of the Yellowstone River, and will shortly... (more)
Local yard crew is working LM before road crew shows up.
This set of helpers was actually used on Laurel-Missoula of the 12th and will get into the yard at the same time as Laurel-Missoula of the 13th, which will not need help over the Pass.