It’s getting toward the end of the day as Montana Rail Link’s 840 Local rolls along the Missouri River at Lombard. Classy and clean SD40-2XR’s (rebuilt SD40s) Nos. 252 and 253 power the local.
Two Montana Rail Link SD40-2XRs (Nos. 252 and 253) power MRL’s Helena Local into Lombard, Montana, along the Missouri River on September 12, 2011.
Montana Rail Link’s 840 Local is heading back to Helena, Montana, as it rolls through Lombard. Part of the hillside in the background came down and blocked the Northern Pacific main during the 6.6... (more)
Late-afternoon sun casts the classic shadow of an SD40 onto the big cut above Austin as a clean pair of MRL's older units assist two modern GEs on the climb to the summit of Mullan Pass.
MRL's 840 Helena Local departs Townsend after switching several industries and meeting the westbound Q-DENTAC intermodal train. Power for today's local is made up of two MRL SD40-2XR's.
MRL's 840 Helena Local rolls into the entrance to the Missouri River Canyon east of Toston.
The #840 local out of Helena is starting the trip out the 5TH Sub branchline.He has just finished exchanging cars here at Logan with the #841 out of Livingston.
It was going to be an uneventful end of day; I was just taking some more pictures of a local at Trident, while trying to explore the inaccessible section of the MRL between Logan and Toston. This ... (more)
Blue skies with white clouds and a blue locomotive with white logo and markings at sunset
MRL Red ball leads a BNSF freight SB through Ruston, with Mt Rainier providing a scenic backdrop
Z light power heading to South Seattle