The westbound Day Gas skirts along a mirror-like reflection pond just east of Plains, Montana on a clear summer morning.
MRL's 840 local from Helena heads toward Logan to swap cars with the 844 local, seen here from the bluffs above the Missouri River near Clarkston.
MRL's Laurel-Missoula freight highbals westward toward its destination, though it runs geogrpahically eastward for a short bit as it follows the meandering path of the Missouri River.
MRL's 844 local switches the talc plant at Three Forks where many cars are shuffled about - empties in and loads out - as an unusual piece of mining equipment serves as welcome at the front entran... (more)
MRL's 844 local curves through the canyon heading for home after switching a grain/fertilizer customer in Whitehall, MT.
MRL's 844 local to Whitehall has completed its work and is heading for home at Logan, entering the extremely scenic Jefferson River Canyon on this former NP line.
A pair of MRL SD40-2Rs still in the original scheme pull the 840 local down to Logan for interchange with other MRL jobs, seen here departing Clarkston.
A classic pair of MRL GP35s switch the small yard at Logan before heading to Whitehall on the 5th Sub.
MRL's local to Whitehall departs Three Forks, passing a classic NP whistle post on its way to deliver more freight to customers.
Montan Rail Link’s day gas local heads east along the Clark Fork between Weeksville and Plains, Montana, on September 28, 2013. Powering the train is SD40 (SD40-2XR) No. 256 and SD70ACe No. 4312.
After switching the gasoline facility at Pipeline, just east of Thompson Falls, MRL's Night Gas highballs town at sunset and begins its journey back to Missoula.
The eastbound Day Gas crests the summit of Evaro Hill on MRL's 10th Subdivision, with several high peaks of the Mission Mountain Range visible in the distance.
MRL's Laurel-Missoula (LM) mixed freight pauses at Logan next to the day's 5th Sub local power as MoW fixes a broken rail ahead.
MRL's local to Whitehall highballs the classic wooden grain elevator at Willow Creek with a short train and a pair of appropriate GP35s.
MRL's local to Whitehall returns toward Logan through the scenic Jefferson River Canyon on the rarely photographed 5th Sub.