Amtrak's Empire Builder crosses the Java Trestle on BNSF's Hi-Line.
Montana Rail Link’s 844 local arrives at Willow Creek, Montana, to set out some ballast cars on June 22, 2015. The unique structure in the foreground is Willow Creek’s jail, built by E.T. Barnum I... (more)
A beautiful morning greets Montana Rail Link’s Helena local as it curves through Lombard, Montana, on June 26, 2015. Two EMD SD70ACes power the train past the abandoned Milwaukee Road Pacific Exte... (more)
Traversing the scenic heart of Lombard Canyon, a westbound BNSF coal train slinks along the Missouri River west of Lombard, Montana, late in the day of June 25, 2015.
Montana Rail Link’s Laurel to Missoula manifest freight (MLAUMIS) snakes along the Missouri River through Lombard Canyon at Lombard, Montana, on the afternoon of June 22, 2015. MRL EMD SD70ACes No... (more)
A BNSF Railway V-AUBKCK train (Vehicles-Auburn, Washington-Kansas City, Kansas) waits on Montana Rail Link's 2nd Subdivision main during a gorgeous moonlit evening in Lombard Canyon. Lombard, Mont... (more)
This BNSF grain train is moving west along the Clark Fork between St. Regis and Paradise on the MRL fourth subdivision.
The Montana Rail Link day gas local heading west along the Clark Fork at Plains.
Rebuilt by Relco in Albia, IA in July of 2013, BNSF 972554, a "RSP38-2" basks in the Winter morning sun in Glendive, Mont. Upon further examination of the rotary, the lead truck is power... (more)
Although Glendive is primarily known to be an EMD shop, they still service GE's. The BNSF 4113, a GE C44-9W is in for a new traction motor. On 2/23/15 at Townsend, MT the unit suffered a locked tr... (more)
Passing milepost 171 and the cement plant at Trident, Montana, is Montana Rail Link’s Helena local on October 1, 2013. A matching pair of EMD SD40s (MRL labels the rebuilt locomotives as SD40-2XRs... (more)
The MRL gas train is returning to Missoula via the tenth sub along the Flathead River.
The Paradise local makes the turn coming out of Paradise with two empty bulkhead flats for Tricon Timber in St. Regis.
I was lucky to catch several trains at Noxon this day. This west bounder is accelerating out of the Noxon siding after an east bound train just rolled past.
The east bound MRL gas train is setting a good pace here at Weeksville.