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.
If I remember right, the MRL got power in position for the IMRL startup. While the final stages were going on some of this power ran off miles on the BNSF. Here an eastbound BNSF freight has just ... (more)
The sound of both first and second generation EMD prime movers in full bore fill the crisp Montana air as MRL's 844 local pulls south out of Logan and along the Gallatin River.
MRL 317, an ex-SP SD45-2, is on the move at Big Timber after meeting an eastbound. The Mainstreet of the Northwest lineage of this route is evident with the NP-era searchlights and gantry.
MRL 204 leads a train up Mullan Pass in May of 1990.
Montana Rail Link’s gas local parallels a frozen Flathead River just east of Paradise, Montana, on February 9, 2014. Three vintage EMDs power the eastbound train through the frigid landscape. Lead... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s No. 840 Helena local heads east through Lombard Canyon between Toston and Lombard, Montana, on the afternoon of June 26, 2016. EMD SD70Ace No. 4315 leads the local that is head... (more)
This happened to be my lucky day. We were on our way home from an Altmont weekend at the Issac Walton Inn. We stopped on the MRL to try and catch a train. What do we get but a train lead by F45's ... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s 840 Helena local curves toward Toston, Montana, along the Missouri River in Lombard Canyon on a cool September 21, 2008. Powering the westbound train returning to Helena is EMD... (more)
A westbound Montana Rail Link work train powered by SD40-2XR No. 259 nicely fits on the bridge over the Clark Fork at aptly-named Clark Fork, Idaho.
3 SD35's lead Montana Rail Link's night gas off the 10th Subdivision at Paradise, MT.