MRL SD40s and SD45s are stored outside of their Livingston, MT shops on Memorial Day 2009. The units would continue in use for the next decade both on MRL and in lease to other carriers. The SD45 ... (more)
The Missoula to Laurel mainline freight grinds up the west side of Bozeman Pass shortly after sunrise on a beautiful late Spring day in Big Sky Country.
The ML eases down to East Livingston for a meet with a westbound manifest.
A full moon lights up the sky as this pair of searchlight signals still stand awaiting the next train between Billings and Laurel.
A pair of MRL's newest locomotives leads the ML through the east end of Greycliff where modern colorlight signals have recently replaced the aging former Northern Pacific searchlights.
A BNSF train is working over the MRL's Mullan Pass. Here the BN intermodal train to Memphis drifts downgrade over the Skyline Trestle. The train has just crossed the continental divide at 5,566 f... (more)
The fireman and baggage master on the westbound Empire Builder anxiously await the highball from Glasgow, Montana.
Fall brings a steady parade of grain traffic to the northern routes. BNSF 7200 East is gliding off Winston hill as it passes the classic NP-era cantilever and searchlight signals in Townsend, MT o... (more)
Symphony in green, to the key of V-16: BN 8036 West with a grain train has nearly completed the long climb across the plains and foothills as it approaches the Continental Divide at Marias Pass. S... (more)
The occasion of an empty flat car affords a view of a westbound manifest climbing the grade at the scenic location of Austin, MT, several miles west of Helena. Behind the five unit helper set of S... (more)
Rich in refrigerated traffic and other business out of the PNW, ATSF 840 East shoots down the Missouri River valley between Townsend and Toston, MT on a September afternoon. Fuji Astia.
A Montana Western GP9 leads a Rarus GP7 and two GP9's letting the smoke out.
The annual 'Wintergreen Special' lays over on the wye at Blossburg, with some Erie Lackawanna heritage as the power for this years trip.
Smoke from fires in eastern Washington fill the skies above the west side of the Continental Divide as the ML, with a helper set up front, pulls up through Blossburg.
Along Montana Rail Link’s Second Subdivision, a BNSF grain empty curves eastbound along the Yellowstone River just east of Elton, Montana, on the morning of June 25, 2016.