MRL 259 runs long hood first with a Jimbo work train headed east at Belknap after working the west end of the Montana Rail Link during the week. MRL 259 is former BN 6324, built in November 1971, ... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s “Jimbo” work train runs between Weed and Skyline, Montana, while cleaning up scrap material on the railroad’s line over Mullan Pass west of Helena on June 29, 2016. MRL No. 259... (more)
A westbound welded rail train makes is way up grade along the Clark Fork River at Woodlin near Thompson Falls, MT after dropping new CWR at Eddy. This train was moving to mile 36 to drop the balan... (more)
MRL 259 and 109 make a back up move toward empty hoppers they will take back from Montana City to Helena. MRL 259 will be the lead unit for the trip home.
MRL 259 and 109 head back toward Helena, MT with empty coke cars from Ash Grove Cement, Montana City. This short branch line is the only former Great Northern Ry. trackage operated by MRL. It was ... (more)
Montana Rail Link SD40-2XR No. 259 powers a “Jimbo” work train that has cleared for a westbound freight in Skyline siding on the east slope of Mullan Pass in Montana on June 29, 2016. No. 259 is f... (more)
A westbound Montana Rail Link work train powered by SD40-2XR No. 259 nicely fits on the bridge over the Clark Fork at aptly-named Clark Fork, Idaho.
MRL 259 leads a "Jimbo" work train across the Clark Fork at its namesake city in northern Idaho. The train was working the west end of the railroad during our visit to the area.
A Montana Rail Link work train with SD40-2XR no. 259 leading glides across the Clark Fork River in Clark Fork, Idaho. The 259 was rebuilt from former Burlington Northern no. 6324.
I left Colorado for Alaska on 4.18.11 and spent my first night in Laurel, MT. I was fortunate to see the LM departing Laurel so I had a travel companion across western Montana, well at least as fa... (more)