Working west across Marent Trestle east of Evaro, Montana, on the evening of September 18, 2006, is Montana Rail Link’s night gas local. Three SD45s, Nos. 355, 314 and 346 lead the train up the Te... (more)
In the aftermath of a late summer snowfall atop Mullan Pass, westbound BNSF MLAUSPO smokes its way out of Mullan Tunnel at Blossburg, Montana, on September 16, 2006. A pair of SD45s (Rebuilt and l... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s local down the Bitterroot Branch (also known as the Darby Branch) curves out of Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge north of Stevensville, Montana, on a dreary May 18, 2013. L... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s Helena local heads eastbound through Lombard Canyon west of Lombard, Montana, on September 21, 2009. Powering the 840 is the usual pair of SD40-2XRs (rebuilt EMD SD40s)—Nos. 25... (more)
The 5th Sub local traverses the highly scenic Jefferson River Canyon as it heads to Whitehall to serve an agricultural customer.
MRL's local down the 5th Sub departs Logan with a healthy train of freight for local customers.
The gas local glides along the Flathead River on the way to Thompson Falls to be loaded as a gorgeous sunrise starts to crest the mountains to the east. This train will have locomotive issues late... (more)
If a locomotive could enjoy the weather: Instead of polishing the rails in a frigid Big Sky Country winter, Montana Rail Link EMD SD40-2XR No. 262 soaks up the California sunshine as part of a DPU... (more)
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.