Grain train has crested the summit of Mullan Pass and begun the descent into Helena.
Nearing the top of Campbellsburg Hill and a nice little 1.8% grade, the train clears the signal at MP 43.
Typical horse country fences along the hillsides.
Dashing through a tobacco farm.
Southbound on LCL Sub.
After a brief wait in the siding at the north edge of town, Q243 starts southbound down the main street in LaGrange.
Passing MP 33.
Guess who else brought a camera to the LCL Sub today?
Westbound at last light, the sun's rays highlight the magnificent logo on the nose of this BNSF train (on the MRL). R.I.P. to a good logo.
Near the headwaters of the Missouri River on MRL, this train is taking empty hoppers back to the Powder River Basin from the Boardman Plant in Oregon.
Shoving on BNSF 1077, heading west into the setting sun. Front to rear, the helper set is MRL 8925 - 353 - 204 - 211
Mid-train helpers are MRL 211 - 204 - 353 - 8925 and head end is BNSF 1077 - FURX 7268 - BNSF 6859
Between the town of Birdseye and the siding at Austin.
...leaning hard against the front two-thirds of the train, Helper 2 pushes a BNSF train (maybe KCKPAS?) up Mullan Pass.