Vintage EMD's.The bark of two naturally aspirated 567's fill the calm mountain air on a sensational May morning. The lead GP9, the MRL 120, was built in 1957 for the Northern Pacific, has p... (more)
Helena-based helpers have cut-off from the headend and are out of view... Leaving two badass SD45's, the leader being of Great Northern heritage, on the point of a high priority rail train bound f... (more)
Day Gas zips back to Missoula.
A pair of new MRL SD70ACe's lead a manifest west on the MRL mainline in Montana.
A set of 3 SD45's lugs a manifest train west with a variety of cars including many loads of wood pulp.
Two of MRL's new ACe's lead an LM on a lovely afternoon just outside of Garrison Montana.
Can you hear it? The faint rumble of EMD 710's echo off the evergreens of the Helena National Forest, slowly getting closer and closer. Then it appears, a quartet of freshly washed ... (more)
Three MRL SD45s are in charge of this Laurel to Spokane freight on a gorgeous July afternoon. Who would have thought that in 2014 one could still find trios of SD45s hauling freight for a class on... (more)
One of the most beautiful places I have had the pleasure to photograph a train; Lombard Canyon. Here we see a BNSF coal train snaking it's way through the canyon after meeting the ML and the 840 l... (more)
MRL 315, one of the few remaining SD45s meets the scrapper's torch at Livingston, MT. Many parts are being salvaged for remaining older EMD power.
Two big EMD's and a SD40-2XR hustle a dozen ballast loads out of Manhattan on a hazy day, windy, and warm Summer afternoon.
Railroading is a game of numbers.
90 cylinders. 10,800 horsepower. 7,894 tons. 17,200 more horsepower. 2.2 percent.
Three MRL SD45's, with the help of four more EMD's cu... (more)
A vintage Northern Pacific era cantilever stands tall while two brand new SD70ACe's rumble by with MRL's Missoula-Laurel hauler in tow.
Montana Rail Link train No. 840, the Helena local, curves through Trident, Montana, westbound along the Missouri River. A matching pair of EMD SD40s (MRL labels the rebuilt locomotives as SD40-2XR... (more)