Three MRL SD45s are in charge of this Laurel to Spokane freight on a gorgeous July afternoon. Who would have thought that in 2014 one could still find trios of SD45s hauling freight for a class on... (more)
One of the most beautiful places I have had the pleasure to photograph a train; Lombard Canyon. Here we see a BNSF coal train snaking it's way through the canyon after meeting the ML and the 840 l... (more)
MRL 315, one of the few remaining SD45s meets the scrapper's torch at Livingston, MT. Many parts are being salvaged for remaining older EMD power.
Two big EMD's and a SD40-2XR hustle a dozen ballast loads out of Manhattan on a hazy day, windy, and warm Summer afternoon.
Railroading is a game of numbers.
90 cylinders. 10,800 horsepower. 7,894 tons. 17,200 more horsepower. 2.2 percent.
Three MRL SD45's, with the help of four more EMD's cu... (more)
A vintage Northern Pacific era cantilever stands tall while two brand new SD70ACe's rumble by with MRL's Missoula-Laurel hauler in tow.
Montana Rail Link train No. 840, the Helena local, curves through Trident, Montana, westbound along the Missouri River. A matching pair of EMD SD40s (MRL labels the rebuilt locomotives as SD40-2XR... (more)
Sprinting East along the Yellowstone River, three SD45's have a heavy Spokane, WA to Laurel, MT manifest in tow, catching some of the first rays of sun for the morning.
Picture yourself here; birds are singing below, fish are jumping in the Missouri, and the ever so faint sound of two EMD 645's rumbling Eastbound with the Helena to Logan local echo through the ca... (more)
Montana Rail Link SD45's 318, 351, and 382 roar Eastbound, leaving the Crazy Mountains behind, and charges into the first rays of sunlight near Big Timber, Montana with BNSF's Spokane, Washington ... (more)
Sprinting eastbound with Montana Rail Link’s day gas local, EMD SD40-2XR (SD40 rebuilt by Livingston Shops) No. 256 heads for Missoula between Dixon and Ravalli, Montana, on September 28, 2013.
Four SD70ACe's assist two GE's on the task of lifting their heavy "container grainer" stack train through the Austin Curves and up the 2.2% grade. The name container grainer comes from t... (more)
An SD45 led KCKSPO rolls west along the Cabinet Gorge reservoir between Noxon and Heron, MT.
MRL 4408 and 4401 along with an SD40 roll an eastbound ML train past a vintage farm near Elliston, MT. The train will soon make the climb over Mullen Pass with the next crew change at Helena.
MRL's night gas local heads off into the sunset.