BNSF’s Laurel to Spokane manifest freight powered by three Montana Rail Link EMD SD40-2XR (rebuilt SD40) locomotives led by No. 251 sits in the railroad’s Helena yard waiting for a new crew on Jul... (more)
Three Montana Rail Link EMD SD40-2XRs (rebuilt SD40s), Nos. 251, 253 and 255, power BNSF’s freight between Spokane and Laurel as it tops Winston Hill at Winston, Montana, on July 6, 2018.
Framed by a portion of the station at Helena, Montana, is Montana Rail Link EMD SD40-2XR No. 251 leading MRL’s Laurel to Spokane manifest freight that is waiting for a new crew, while a helper set... (more)
Beautiful things like this happen to me all the time. What was just supposed to be a laid back half-day of trains before other local activity yielded "the" train of the trip.
Laurel-Spokane made a daylight run across the 2nd & 3rd Subs then somehow managed to spend the night in Missoula, leaving after the Day Gas Local went out. The trio is repaying horsepower hours f... (more)
Has been awhile since I had the chance to upload Montana...and there's no better way to start the show than with this one. A trio of classics reactivated to repay BNSF horsepower hours during my ... (more)
One of MRL's finest work is the Gas local between Missoula and Thompson Falls. Here three of MRL's SD40-2XR (units 251, 254 and 256) are hauling the evening westbound train to Thompson Falls up on... (more)
MRL SD40XR 251 along with SOO SD60 6021 lead
INRD Z490 north as it splits the semaphores at
The MRL trio is back on a coke empty, only this time a CP AC4400 just had to tag along.
Yes, that's MRL in Indiana; the INRD has two SD40-2XRs on lease. Here, the INRD's Baker Turn (Z456 to CSX) eases up Baker Siding past Belt Junction to swap cars at Baker Yard. The Clear signal o... (more)
Regular Merchandise Train from Belt Railway of Chicago - Northtown, MN.