MRL's local from Logan to Whitehall traverses and the scenic and remote Jefferson River Canyon on a warm and sunny March day. This is the former NP line that leads to Homestake Pass that ends at ... (more)
A pair of Montana Rail Link GP9s on the Paradise Local make time across the Clark Fork spewing exhaust and loaded with logs for Tricon Timber in St. Regis. The drive from Paradise to St. Regis rea... (more)
Montana Rail Link day gas travels westward between the Flathead River and a rocky mountain side as it approaches Paradise, Montana. It will drop off the front section of a gondolas which appear to... (more)
Three Montana Rail Link SD45s (351, 326 and 355) fly along the Second Subdivision just east of Livingston with a BNSF manifest freight on September 28, 2014. Even though these flared motors are re... (more)
Three matched blue MRL SD45's lead a westbound M-LAUSPO down the Clark Fork River along the narrow rock shelf approaching Plateau Tunnel (the portal of which can be seen on the right).
A Montana Rail Link ballast train loads at the Pipestone ballast pit west of Whitehall, Montana, on October 1, 2013. This loader is located on the Spire Rock Industrial Track from the Fifth Subdiv... (more)
Two of the remaining six leased-to-BNSF SD45's race East with BNSF's Miles City Turn over the frozen O'Fallon Creek on a beautiful Winter morning.
All three of Montana Rail Link’s EMD F45s (a fourth one, No. 392, was on affiliate I&M Rail Link at the time) power LM through Lombard Canyon east of Toston, Montana, on the morning of October 15,... (more)
The temperature is -17, and the thunderous roar of two 20 cylinder 645's in run 8 fill the frigid Winter air as two of the six remaining Montana Rail Link SD45's on lease to BNSF work West with a ... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s 844 local out of Logan, Montana, disturbs a horse’s lunch as it passes through Three Forks on October 1, 2013.
Montana Rail Link’s Laurel to Missoula manifest (LM) curves through Lombard Canyon, Montana, on September 15, 2012. EMD SD70ACe Nos. 4308 and 4312 power the train.
Two of MRL's freshest SD70ACe's trot a short "ML" through the scenic Lombard Canyon on a sensational Winter morning.
Struggling up the 1.9% grade, two Montana Rail Link SD70ACe's have 6700 tons of manifest on the drawbars. Even with the assistance of MRL's Livingston-based Helper #1, the "LM" will craw... (more)
MRL 253 leading the late afternoon 840 local out of Helena, MT southbound "eastbound" over Winston Hill.
Montana Rail Link’s local down the Bitterroot Branch (also known as the Darby Branch) approaches Lolo, Montana, under moisture-leaden skies on May 18, 2013. Two GP9s take the train as far as Victo... (more)