The eastbound Day Gas with a head-end pickup from Paradise approaches the summit of Evaro Hill with the larch on the slopes lit up gold.
MRL109 is ex Northern Pacific built in 2/1955. On a blustery Montana afternoon the Paradise local switches out the big lumber mill in Thompson Falls. Amazing these old Geeps are still running str... (more)
The Paradise local rolls west towards Thompson Falls. At Thompson Falls the local will switch the lumber mill and exchange empties for loads. It is amazing the Geep 9s survive in the shadow of th... (more)
Traveling along the frozen Clark Fork, Montana Rail Link’s Paradise Local passes through Woodlin, Montana, on February 7, 2014. The local will switch customers on the Thompson River Lumber Lead be... (more)
Descending a 2.2 percent mountain grade into Jefferson River Valley and the junction with Montana Rail Link’s Sixth Subdivision at Sappington, Montana, is the 844 local on June 16, 2014. The short... (more)
Heading east through scenic Lombard Canyon is Montana Rail Link 840, the Helena local, headed for some switching at Trident late on the afternoon of June 15, 2014.
Montana Rail Link’s Helena local meets a westbound BNSF coal train at Clarkston, Montana, on October 1, 2013. MRL SD40s (Rebuilt by MRL and labeled SD40-2XR) Nos. 262 and 253 power the local.
UP7408 pulls a westbound Reefer train across the Great Salt Lake. The original causeway was actually a wood trestle constructed in 1903. The timber was salvaged starting in 1993. The railroad mu... (more)
MRL404 built in 1964 for the Rio Grande, is no stranger to mountain climbing. Here the 50 year old Geep roars up the the 1.8% slope of Bozeman pass.
Montan Rail Link's primary non-BNSF freight is the Missoula-Laurel daily freight (ML eastbound/LM westbound). On this day the old guard and new guard came together as an SD45/SD40/SD70ACe combo ro... (more)
The waters of the Clark Fork River gently flow below, and the occasional celebratory remarks of a fisherman on the rivers edge behind me fill the calm mountain air, until 60 cylinders and 10,800 h... (more)
The white waters of the Fish Creek rapidly flow below three SD45's and their 119-car Kansas City, KS to Spokane, WA manifest, which are soaring high above on the 576 foot long Bridge 165.
MRL GP9 127 and 120 are seen leading a short Paradise Local returning from Thompson Falls near Plains - 26/09/2014
MRL SD40-2 252 is seen leaving Paradise in an eastbound work train up the 4th Sub crossing the Clark Fork River - 26/09/2014
MRL SD70ACe 4402 is seen leading ML at Toston Dam in Lombard Canyon - 24/09/2014