Montana Rail Link’s “day” gas local curves eastbound through Weeksville, Montana, on September 20, 2012, led by venerable EMD SD45 No. 346.
On September 20, 2012, Montana Rail Link’s gas local heads east along the Flathead River at Perma, Montana, on MRL s Tenth Subdivision. Powering the train of tank cars is MRL SD45 (SD45M-2) No. 34... (more)
Four Montana Rail Link SD45s shove hard on the rear of a westbound BNSF grain train climbing Mullan Pass at Iron Ridge cut just east of Weed, Montana, on September 2, 2003. A total of 12 six-axle ... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s gas local heads east along the clear Flathead River on September 21, 2012. Powering the train of tank cars is MRL SD45 (SD45M-2) No. 346 and SD40-2XR No. 263.
The Montana Rail Link Gas Local, led by SD45 346, head east across the Flathead River towards Missoula after just passing through Paradise, Montana.
Pieces of the Past: A quiet Saturday morning in Superior, Montana is temporarily interrupted by a trio of Montana Rail Link SD45-2s leading H-KCKSPO1-24. In the foreground, old signal masts... (more)
Changing Seasons: The days are getting shorter and snow is starting to dust the mountain tops; winter is in the air in western Montana. In the shadow of those snowcapped peaks, a trio of Mo... (more)
Spent diesel fuel fills the sky as 92 cylinders of EMD 645's battle hard up the 1.0% grade past the NP-era searchlights protecting the control point at West Louisville. The crawl will end in a lit... (more)
After chasing this train for two afternoons over the MRL, this was probably the last time ill get to see a trio of SD45s.
Westbound Kansas City - Spokane manifest with leased MRL SD45s crosses the Clark Fork River Bridge at Paradise.
A trio of leased MRL SD45s scream through St. Regis on their way to Spokane.
HKCKSPO blasts by the west siding switch at Superior.
Westbound MRL SD45 trio crossing Fish Creek on a perfect summer afternoon.
A trio of BNSF-leased SD45's skirt the Clark Fork River near Eddy, Mont. with the Kansas City, KS to Spokane, WA high priority manifest in tow.
After running Helena - Missoula under the cover of darkness and sitting at Missoula all morning, the SD45 trio finally gets under way on the Fourth Sub in the early afternoon.