Kind of an odd pair rest outside the shop at Livingston. BNSF 6481 and 7509 have been set off by a westbound and await work in the ex NP shop.
Smoke from a distant wildfire adds a haze to the sky.
Night Gas Local is beginning its trip to Pipeline @ Thompson Falls, heading up the famed 10th Sub here.
In sweet evening light, the Laurel to Missoula manifest, led by a trio of MRL SD45-2s, begins to tackle the grade of Mullan Pass at MP 6 on MRL's 3rd Sub, a sight and sound not soon to be forgotte... (more)
eastbound Santa Fe "Super C" passing Esperanza siding on Third District of LA Division near city of Yorba Linda, CA
The Super C gets back up to track speed on the straightaway west of GI, heading across the last few miles of Illinois. #5704 and mates still wear blue paint, but soon will receive the bicentennia... (more)
Waiting to see the eastbound BNSF geometry train (seen here and here... (more)
Night gas loads arrive at Pipeline.
Night gas loads pass through Plains
MRL 332 leads the gas train through a pair of old NP signal bridges in Plains, Mt.
The gas train is about to leave the 10th Sub and join the rails of the 4th Sub at Paradise. With scenery like this, a more appropriate name is hard to imagine.
MRL 311, wearing the new MRL image paint job, sits at the Missoula diesel servcing area at last light on a summer afternoon.
SD45-2 325 and SD70ACe 4302 head to west end of Missoula Yard where they will be added to BNSF’s Pasco to Laurel manifest for the eastbound trip over MRL’s 3rd Sub.
SD45-2 325 and SD70ACe 4302 pass SD45-2 326 as they depart the engine terminal for the west end of Missoula yard. Both SD45-2s were built as SD45s and later upgraded to -2 standards. MRL 325 ente... (more)