After negotiating a couple of horseshoe curves at Austin, a loaded BNSF grain train has crossed back over top of itself, struggling to get over Mullan Pass.
Helper #2 sits quietly at the eastend of Austin siding waiting on a slow westbound climbing up Mullan Pass.
Helper #2 drifts through the siding at Austin, heading down to the eastend to meet another westbound.
While Amtrak makes it station stop at Essex, Montana, on a snowy December 26, 2007, a intermodal train is stopped on the adjoining main line, while a ballast regulator plows the yard lead as far a... (more)
Powered by two EMD SD70ACes, Montana Rail Link’s 840 local passes by the abandoned Milwaukee Road Pacific Extension bridge over the Missouri River and is about to cross Sixteen Mile Creek at Lomba... (more)
The power for MRL's 840 local which runs from Helena to Logan Monday to Friday has the day off and is seen idling near the shops in Helena.
BNSF's Kansas City to Spokane manifest climbs towards Austin on MRL's 3rd Subdivision.
Helper #3 starts to dig into the eastern edge of MRL's Mullan Pass in the middle of a heavy grain train.
With MRL's Helena Helper #3 tucked in mid-train, a loaded BNSF grain train from West Bowdle, SD to Kalama, WA begins its climb up Mullan Pass. They've just departed the double track at Tobin on th... (more)
MRL's Helena Helper #4 coasts eastward down Mullan Pass heading for their next assignment at Helena.
An immaculate MRL SD45 and bigger sister SD70ACe idle east of the shops in Helena.
MRL's Laurel-Missoula manifest performs some yard work in Helena prior to departure for Missoula.
BNSF's Pasco, WA-Laurel, MT manifest cruises downhill in full dynamics into Helena, MT for a crew change.
Repainted into the new Rail Link scheme, MRL 4312 is the first of 4 SD70ACes in Helper #2's consist assisting BNSF's KCKSPO over Mullan Pass.
BNSF's Kansas City to Spokane manifest begins its assault on Mullan Pass.