All three of Montana Rail Link’s EMD F45s (a fourth one, No. 392, was on affiliate I&M Rail Link at the time) power LM through Lombard Canyon east of Toston, Montana, on the morning of October 15,... (more)
MRL F45 #390 departing Livingston, MT on the daily M-MISLAU, beginning the final leg of eastward travel towards Laurel, MT.
On a warm summer afternoon, MRL F45 #390 heads the daily MISLAU manifest on the final leg of eastward travel towards Laurel, MT along the Yellowstone River Valley east of Big Timber, MT.
Word has come down in May 2014 the final two F45 on the MRL roster are going to scrap....but not without a fight. Ex-BN 6644 is the subject of a preservation effort (and, perhaps, someday the cen... (more)
All three of Montana Rail Link's F45s (390, 391 and 392; 393 was an IMRL unit at this point) are climbing Winston Hill approaching the top at Winston, Montana, with train LM on October 15, 2000. T... (more)
Blue cowls under a big sky All three of Montana Rail Link's EMD F45s (390, 391 and 392; 393 was an IMRL unit at this point) are at Louisville, Montana, with train LM (Laurel to Missoula... (more)
Curving past Toston Dam All three Montana Rail Link F45s power train LM (Laurel to Missoula manifest freight) by Toston Dam on the Missouri River as the train curves through Lombard Can... (more)
Montana Rail Link F45 no. 390 leads the westbound LM (Laurel-Missoula freight) at Rock Creek (east of Clinton), Montana. I'm glad I was able to photograph this train as it was the last time I shot... (more)
Montana Rail Link train LM (Laurel to Missoula freight) as the train exits Lombard Canyon just east of Toston, Montana, on October 15, 2000. All three of MRL's cowled F45s (390, 391 and 392; 393 w... (more)
MRL 390 . . . 391 . . . 392 All three of Montana Rail Link's F45s (393 was an IMRL unit at this point) are west of Louisville, Montana, with train LM (Laurel to Missoula manifest) on Oc... (more)
Three out of four Montana Rail Link F45s lead the westbound LM (Laurel-Missoula) freight past Toston Dam a few miles from Lombard, Montana.
MRL's Laurel to Missoula manifest train, led by MRL 390,392 and a SD45, enter the curve after crossing the Yellowstone River at a location known as Twin Bridges 6/30/05.
I am thankful I didn't miss the era of MRL for which these were everyday power. On the date of this photo, they were still in limbo, avoiding the scrapper which claimed the other two.
58. The clouds and grass sweep in unison as a BNSF crew change takes place behind a couple of parked MRL F45s. Some type of shop looks to have some work in this economy.
59. Wish I could have seen these guys in action on my trip.