BNSF leased a bunch of MRL power in the late 90's to help out power shortages. Many units work the northern corridor on the BNSF. Here a southbound freight train is about to Crawford, on the south... (more)
The Chicago Central owned the track between Portage adn East Dubuque til mid 1994. The BN used the same trackage with its Aurora Sub trains. Here BN train #104 blast out of East Dubuque with MRL p... (more)
The 1st year of IMRL ownership, the IMRL had alot of MRlLpower on lease to helpout startup. Thses ex-SP SD45's were some of those units. Here a mix of units heads west out of Marquette towards Mas... (more)
A helper set from Helena lifts the second half of a Manifest up the 2.2% compensated grade at Skyline Trestle. Depending on car placement and tonnage manifests are often split for the climb over ... (more)
With the arrival of the SD70ACe's a few years ago, the end of the 45 was in sight. In what may be a sign of the future for a pair of MRL's SD45-2's, they've been updated with the companies newest ... (more)
SD45-2 332, SD70ACe 4308, and GP9s 113 and 127 depart from Missoula with the combined Night Gas and Polson Locals.
The day draws to a close. MRL 252 gives a helping hand to a westbound Intermodal flood re-route. The location is Austin "Loops", a series of horseshoe curves designed to lift the tracks out from ... (more)
It is July of 2010 and the Mullan Tunnel project is in full swing. The drainage from the tunnel work is giving the locomotives some "highlighting".... MRL4303 is lifting 1/2 of a manifest out o... (more)
A quartet of MRL helpers passes West Austin under Montana Big Sky, on its return to Helena on a cool June afternoon.
The very first rays of sunlight glint off the flanks of a quartet of MRL's massive SD70ACes as they assist Prince Rupert-bound coal loads through the "loops" at Austin; shortly, the head end will ... (more)
One of the MRL's rebuilt SD-9s leads a work train back to Missoula .
MRL helper set on the headend of a BNSF HKCKPAS ,taking it up & over Bozeman Pass.
The Livingston Local heading home, seen dropping down Bozeman Pass.
MRL Helper #1 with an electic mix of six axle EMD power meets the #841 local at Muir siding.The #841 is returning to Livingston while the Helpers are pushing BNSF train HKCKPAS over the pass.
The Missoula to Laurel train arriving at Helena .