Three out of four Montana Rail Link F45s lead the westbound LM (Laurel-Missoula) freight past Toston Dam a few miles from Lombard, Montana.
MRL's Laurel to Missoula manifest train, led by MRL 390,392 and a SD45, enter the curve after crossing the Yellowstone River at a location known as Twin Bridges 6/30/05.
I am thankful I didn't miss the era of MRL for which these were everyday power. On the date of this photo, they were still in limbo, avoiding the scrapper which claimed the other two.
Santa Fe F45 5957 painted in the red and yellow SPSF scheme leads SF30C 9508, GP30 2704, Burlington Northern GP50 3139 in the "tiger stripe" scheme and BN SD40-2 8118 Eastbound approachimg Summit ... (more)
A grubby looking F45 leads AC 1753, WC 3023 and 88 cars west near Rudyard. WC power normally didn't get this dirty but the 6650 had spent some time off line and power short as usual the WC had put... (more)
WC 6650, AC 1753, AC 1752 have train ESSOA rolling east near Gould City. This train hauled the ore from Ladysmith in gons and also a cut of Tilden ore for Algoma Steel.
Westbound Marquette, IA, to Mason City, IA, manifest train pounds the 1% grade out of Jackson Jct. near MP 57. The train is 57 miles west of Marquette. IMRL's only F45 and 2 SRY SD38's have their ... (more)
After waiting out a meet with a westbound, WC 5956, 5334 have a train of Auburn natural ore bound for interchange to the EJ&E on the move. This was one of a number of trainloads of raw ore moved b... (more)
Mt Burkhardt- The WC main spanning the CNW E/W main, was a high spot in the area. Always a pain to pull heavy trains over the seperated crossing, the location became known as Mt Burkhardt, as Burk... (more)
ATSF 5966 East accelerates as it crests the top of Cajon Pass after a semi-rare early morning snow storm.
westbound SLSF-ATSF runthrough train QLA was near Avard, OK interchange point with this train to the Santa Fe
MRL helper set on the headend of a BNSF HKCKPAS ,taking it up & over Bozeman Pass.
GN441 now awaits its next guests.
Two F45s, a U25C, and an SD45 lead a BN freight into Pig's Eye yard in the midst of Milwaukee Road activity.
An eastbound container train rolls off the summit as the San Gabriels loom in the distance.