Passing a small pond filled with recent snowmelt, Montana Rail Link’s night gas local surmounts Evaro Hill at Evaro, Montana, on May 8, 2012.
"Into the storm." A five-unit set of frost-covered MRL SD70ACe's push for all they're worth while working midtrain on a westbound unit grainer, seen climbing the 2.2% of Mullan Pass near... (more)
The impressive rock walls of Jefferson River Canyon dwarf Montana Rail Link’s one-car 844 local headed west between Sappington and Whitehall, Montana, on September 17, 2012. The BNSF covered hoppe... (more)
SIX Montana Rail Link SD45s lead a BNSF Spokane to Laurel manifest freight (M-SPOLAU1-07) through Manhattan, Montana, on MRL's 2nd Subdivision. MRL has 12 SD45s (SD45-2s) leased to the BNSF. Six t... (more)
MRL's Day Gas cruises eastward along the Flathead River between Paradise and Perma beneath impressive rocky cliffs typical of this region of Montana.
The westbound Paradise Local rumbles downriver toward its home base with a string of empty lumber cars, passing some small rapids on the Clark Fork River near Quinns.
Westward from Toston: Montana Rail Link’s MLAUMIS Laurel to Missoula freight storms out of Toston, Montana, after meeting an eastbound BNSF train on June 19, 2014, on MRL’s 2nd Subdivision.
Flying East, 10,800 horsepower from three SD45's hustle 8,000 feet of manifest traffic out of Livingston on a spectacular Fall morning.
Montana Rail Link’s gas local arrives at Pipeline ar Thompson Falls, Montana, on a snowy February 9, 2014 as a state highway plow scrapes by on Highway 200. The train is led by MRL SD40-2XR Nos. 2... (more)
Traveling along the blue waters of the Clark Fork, Montana Rail Link’s eastbound gas local has just crossed the Thompson River just east of Woodlin, Montana, on the morning of May 10, 2010.
Pieces of the Past: A quiet Saturday morning in Superior, Montana is temporarily interrupted by a trio of Montana Rail Link SD45-2s leading H-KCKSPO1-24. In the foreground, old signal masts... (more)
While out in Montana checking out a college for my son to attend we chased the MRL north out of Missoula. Kodachrome scan.
Rumbling along the Clark Fork west of Trout Creek, Montana, on the morning of October 4, 2014, is eastbound BNSF MSPOLAU with an all-EMD seven locomotive consist. Three MRL SD45s lead orange GP39-... (more)
The MRL Missoula to Laurel manifest sits at Craver, MT as the conductor walks back to the units after walking the train
Changing Seasons: The days are getting shorter and snow is starting to dust the mountain tops; winter is in the air in western Montana. In the shadow of those snowcapped peaks, a trio of Mo... (more)