Long Beach bound stacks struggle up the 1.0% grade of the Crookton Cutoff and swing through the impressive high-speed s-curves West of Eagle Nest on a spectacular Winter afternoon.
Crickets are chirping and the mosquitoes are attacking while the sun sets on another gorgeous September evening, as a heavy stack train full of Chinese goods hustles towards Chicago at the posted ... (more)
Two of seven remaining Soo Line SD60's lead a 157-car tr. 293 past the leaning barn of Donnybrook on a frigid March afternoon.
MRL's trio of leased SD45's strolls East down the 0.6% grade into Berthold, passing a huge pile of dirt that will be used to fill in one of the many ponds along the right-of-way, allowing the seco... (more)
Cruising past the new intermediate signal for the approach-block to East Palermo, and hugging the dirt work for the second mainline as part of the double-track project, MRL 332, 330 and 327 have a... (more)
MRL in North Dakota! 60 cylinders of leased EMD goodness screams out of the White Earth Valley with the Minot-bound GREX slot train and leans into "Whiskey Curve", where decades ago, a whis... (more)
Three CREX ES44AC's on their first revenue trip head West along the Clark Fork River.
An empty Boardman coal train races East at track speed and through Big Timber on a gorgeous Winter morning.
Montana Rail Link's Helper #1, based out of Livingston, pushes a heavy Westbound coal train up the 1.80% grade of Bozeman Pass and up the Bridger Mountain Range.
Built on the last day of February in GE's Ft. Worth shop, three leased CitiRail ES44AC's make their first revenue run on a Laurel, MT to Pasco, WA manifest, navigating its way West over MRL's 4th ... (more)
An extra Day Gas local returns East with a short train of empty tanks, skirting the Clark Fork River.
MRL's Helper 1, a SD45 and two SD40-2XR's, has cut in mid-train of this Tokio, WA bound ribbon rail train with two old Santa Fe veterans leading the charge up Mullan.
MRL's 841 Local cruises down Bozeman Pass with two GP35's and a measly one car on a gorgeous afternoon.
A duo of new ACe's takes the siding at Berthold, passing GN era searchlight signals on a cold Winter afternoon.
Brand new ACe's scoot West past the crumbling water tower in the small hamlet of Des Lacs on a cold Winter afternoon.