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.
MRL 4303 leading the "M-L" around the curve at Austin, MT on the east side of Mullan Pass.
Crews are seen wrapping up one of their biweekly power-washing sessions on one of MRL's SD70ACe helper sets at the Helena Roundhouse. After 48 hours of hard runs up and over Mullan Pass, even thes... (more)
MRL 301 on loan to the IMRL at Marquette,IA..
MRL's Night Gas Local rounding the big curve east of Arlee, MT on MRL's 10th Sub. into the late afternoon sun.
MRL's Day Gas Local heading eastbound past the old NP station at Paradise, MT on a pleasant 18° January morning.
Power for the Paradise Local is serviced at Missoula.
The gas local rolls east through Dixon as viewed from the parking lot of the local post office.
Eastbound gas local rolls along the scenic Flathead River near Perma, Montana.