A westbound MRL ballast train descends Winston Hill just west of Louisville, MT on a fine fall afternoon. SD40-2XR 265 is in the lead with SD45 355 trailing, one of only two remaining SD45s curren... (more)
A pair of MRL EMDs sit at the ballast quarry in Pipestone waiting for a cut of ballast hoppers to be loaded.
MRL 265 and 109 head west up Winston Hill on the local's way back to Helena, MT from Townsend. This is on MRL's mainline between Lombard Canyon and Helena along the Missouri River.
MRL rebuilt SD40 265 and venerable GP9 no. 109 get a roll on their local as they accelerate out of Townsend, MT and across the Missouri River. The train is about to tackle Winston Hill on its way ... (more)
Montana Rail Link EMD SD40-2XR (rebuilt SD40) No. 265 has work performed in the railroad’s shops in Livingston, Montana, on May 7, 2012. Also in the shops that day on the right are SD35 No. 705 an... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s Helena local meets an eastbound BNSF freight while cresting Winston Hill at Winston, Montana, on the afternoon of May 23, 2011.
Gas local on the way to Thompson Falls
An MRL SD40-2XR and a pair of candy apple Soo SD60's race westward through Minnesota City on empty coke train #891.
Awaiting an 0200 recrew, CP train 891 slumbers the evening away at Galewood with the reflection of red LED signals on its' nose. Looks are deceiving, as this is really a coke movement for the Indi... (more)
Just about the only thing you won't find on the BRC mainline is a BRC unit. This wild MRL-SOO-INRD lash up demonstrates that point well.
Empty Unit Coke Train heading back to Roseport, MN.
MRL coke train waits in the yard, while a Metra train flys by on the main.
A CSX EMD leads a light power move past the stranded MRL train.
Last seen 13 days earlier in photoid=238942, this MRL coke train remains purloined in Galewood yard, presumably a victim of flood delays.
A surprising visitor to Chicago, three MRL engines sit tied down with a coal train in Galewood.