17,200 ponies from four Montana Rail Link SD70ACe's have crested the 2.2% grade of Mullan Pass at Blossburg, and will now have the task of holding back the Boardman, Oregon bound coal train on the... (more)
Coal dust blowing off a westbound BNSF unit train lights up in a red glow from a quickly setting sun as it passes an eastbound coal empty in the siding at Garrison, Montana, on the eve of Septembe... (more)
An eastbound BNSF freight crosses Noxon Bridge west of Noxon, Montana, just after sunrise on October 2, 2014. Fog is quickly burning off over the Clark Fork this cool morning on Montana Rail Link’... (more)
Fall colors are peaking in spots as this Spokane-Laurel manifest train heads east out of Bozeman.
Helper 1 has an additional set of SD70ACes in tow as they roll downgrade over Skyline Trestle with fresh snow on the ground from the previous day.
The engineer on this Spokane-Laurel manifest opens up the throttle on this set of SD45-2XRs after meeting two westbounds in the siding at Townsend.
With Lombard Canyon behind them, this Spokane-Laurel manifest eases into Logan and a meet with a westbound coal load.
A short ballast train eases to a stop while a crew member walks up to the MOW crew to prepare the train to dump on Skyline Trestle.
The head end of this Boardman coal load eases over the crest of Mullan Pass and starts the easy journey on to the next crew change point at Missoula.
A former Santa Fe Dash 8-41CW leads an assortment of covered hoppers through the reverse curves above Austin while easing down the east side of Mullan Pass.
After adding a four unit helper set at Helena Jct, this Boardman, Oregon bound coal load starts the long climb up Mullan Pass.
A 80 car LM grinds up the grade over Greenhorn Gulch between Skyline and Weed behind a pair of MRL's newest SD70ACes.
A short maintenance of way train with one of MRL's SD40-2XRs rolls over Skyline Trestle just below the summit of Mullan Pass.
MRL's lone SDP40-2XR easily handles this short ballast train eastward out of Garrison on the way to their work site on Mullan Pass.
Three MRL SD45-2XRs lead a handful of BNSF locomotives and another MRL SD45-2XR eastbound out of Helena right after sunrise on a beautiful early fall day in Montana.