A four unit set of helpers is stopped at the top of Bozeman Pass after helping a westbound up the grade as a thunderstorm approaches.
Montana Rail Link’s gas local is westbound along a frozen Clark Fork approaching Thompson Falls, Montana, on a cold January 24, 2013. A rebuilt SD45 that MRL labels an SD45-2, No. 318 leads a newe... (more)
Below a very large cliffside cave, Montana Rail Link’s 844 local is passing Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park through scenic Jefferson River Canyon on September 17, 2012. EMD GP35 No. 403 is haul... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s Paradise Local accelerates out of Toole siding after meeting a westbound BNSF freight and heads for St. Regis, Montana, on September 25, 2013.
Start the day right: Just after a crew member of Montana Rail link’s Paradise Local started up the two GP9s, smoke from the warming machines puffs into the cloud leaden sky at Paradise, Montana, o... (more)
Nice SD40 frame (former BN 6317).
The day gas heads back to Missoula.
MRL's Gas Local squeals around the sharp curves just east of Perma on its way to Missoula.
A MRL business train departs the impressive NP depot in Missoula for a trip to Dixon and back.
Can't beat this power for a work extra as a former GN SDP40 hustles its train west with a hint of fall color along the river.
The night gas local works up Evaro Hill west of De Smet at dusk. The SDP40 and geeps will be set out at Paradise for local service.
If you like veteran EMD locomotives - and I do - then the MRL is well worth a visit.
A MRL business train slows down to a crawl so its guests can take in the impressive view from Marent Trestle on Evaro Hill just west of Missoula.
A spotless 4312 handles a MRL business train up the east slope of Evaro Hill (MRL's 10th Sub) just west of De Smet.
A spotless 4312 handles a MRL business train through Arlee as a peak in the distance receives a mix of precipitation.