The Day Gas rolls east out alongside the Flathead River just east of Paradise.
On a crisp morning a Loram rail grinder lights up the west slope of MRL's Bozeman Pass just before dawn. The grinder is moving west and the track still steams where it had just passed over.
On this summer day in 2002 the sounds of classic EMD 645's echoed through the mountains as MRL SD45-2 306 leads this westbound over Skyline Trestle on its climb up Mullan Pass. Third in the consis... (more)
In the winter of 1980 The Chicago Milwaukee St Paul and Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road) abandoned almost two thousand miles of track west of Miles City Montana. The abandonment of the “Pacific E... (more)
Heat escapes from the dynamic grids at a rapid pace as two GE's hold back a heavy detoured stack train down the stiff grade into Helena at sunset. While splitting the NP searchlights at the contro... (more)
Under the evening sun, BNSF 5710 leads a loaded coal train west on the MRL as it snakes its way out of the mountains and into Helena.
Two of Montana Rail Link's newest locomotives powers this northbound freight as it roars through the small town of Toston.
The engineer of the BNSF 7634 West keeps the hammer down West of Big Timber on MRL's 2nd Subdivision with a detouring stack train in tow. Intermodal can be found on the MRL at times, typically due... (more)
One of MRL's unique cupola cabeese hangs onto the rear of a Jimbo Local that is working East over the 10th Sub picking up old ties.
A BNSF manifest freight thunders eastbound over a snow-covered Bridge 57 west of Trout Creek, Montana, on February 7, 2014.
At this late date just a year before Amtrak, UP’s overnight “Butte Special” from Salt Lake City carried a coach and a unique “American series” sleeping car which had a small kitchen and two booths... (more)
Northern Pacific F units on the local perform switching at Whitehall, Mont. on April 10, 1970.
Loaded coal about to tackle the climb over Bozeman Pass.
Loaded coal over the Divide.
Life on the MRL... Ever since BNSF leased the MRL SD45's, the crews have had a dislike for them. It is the warmest time of the year in Montana, and the 'ol SD45's don't have air conditionin... (more)