Livingston Helper crew #2 heads into the west end of the yard at Livingston and will wait for their next train to shove over Bozeman Pass.
Various MRL power idles at the west end of the shops in Helena, MT. From left to right: Unassigned MRL SD40-2XR 256, Helper #3 with MRL SD70ACes 4305, 4301, 4307 and 4311 and GP9 109. The helper s... (more)
MRL's Laurel-Missoula "LM" manifest sits quietly in the yard at Helena waiting for a crew, just as the sun begins to rise. Unfortunately they would sit here for most of the day.
An empty grain shuttle heading back to Sterling, ND for another load departs the siding at Blossburg after meeting a loaded counterpart.
After negotiating a couple of horseshoe curves at Austin, a loaded BNSF grain train has crossed back over top of itself, struggling to get over Mullan Pass.
Helper #2 sits quietly at the eastend of Austin siding waiting on a slow westbound climbing up Mullan Pass.
Helper #2 drifts through the siding at Austin, heading down to the eastend to meet another westbound.
With a wild consist of CN Dash 8 variants, Robert's Bank-Chicago train Q116 cruises through a very snowy scene at Geikie. CN 2451, CN 2417, CN 2412 and CN 2174 provide the power.
CN ET44AC 3004 gets Q199's train up to speed in a hurry after a crew change 2.6 miles behind at Jasper. They've just taken the signal at Wynd on CN's Albreda Sub.
CN ET44AC 3008 and ES44AC 2847 glide away from Fitzwilliam on CN's snowy Albreda Sub.
The power for MRL's 840 local which runs from Helena to Logan Monday to Friday has the day off and is seen idling near the shops in Helena.
BNSF's Kansas City to Spokane manifest climbs towards Austin on MRL's 3rd Subdivision.
Helper #3 starts to dig into the eastern edge of MRL's Mullan Pass in the middle of a heavy grain train.
With MRL's Helena Helper #3 tucked in mid-train, a loaded BNSF grain train from West Bowdle, SD to Kalama, WA begins its climb up Mullan Pass. They've just departed the double track at Tobin on th... (more)
MRL's Helena Helper #4 coasts eastward down Mullan Pass heading for their next assignment at Helena.