A healthy Montana Rail Link Schilling local crosses Moccasin Lane heading back to Missoula after switching the huge Frenchtown pulp mill on September 22, 2008. Unfortunately, the local doesn’t run... (more)
Dropping back to the Fifth Subdivision main line with eight tank cars from a petroleum facility at Logan, Montana, is Montana Rail Link’s 844 local on June 26, 2017. The tank cars on the rear of t... (more)
Montana Rail Links’s 844 local just departed Logan, Montana, and stops for some work just west of town. After tying down their train on the Fifth Sub main, the two GP35s head up a spur to a petrol... (more)
On September 23, 2008, Montana Rail Link’s Polson local crosses the wood trestle at Moiese, Montana. Unfortunately, the “Flathead Flyer” to Polson doesn’t run anymore…
Montana Rail Link 402 and 213 head East on the Spokane to Missoula train and meet the Westbound #195 train that is led by LMX B39-8 8584.
MRL's local to Whitehall is heading for home at Logan as it traverses the scenic Jefferson River canyon.
MRL's 844 local curves through the canyon heading for home after switching a grain/fertilizer customer in Whitehall, MT.
MRL's 844 local to Whitehall has completed its work and is heading for home at Logan, entering the extremely scenic Jefferson River Canyon on this former NP line.
MRL's local to Whitehall returns toward Logan through the scenic Jefferson River Canyon on the rarely photographed 5th Sub.
If you like veteran EMD locomotives - and I do - then the MRL is well worth a visit.
Clean power- check, nice light- check, mountain background- check, OK I'm happy. For anyone who has not yet ventured to MRL's 10th sub, I highly recommend it.
MRL GP35s 401 and 402 on display in Missoula, Mt showing of their new coats of paint.
Shortly after departing Missoula, MRL's Schilling Local heads west out of DeSmet with a cut of logs trailing the power. Barely visible in the distance are fellow RP member Railroad: Montana Rail LinkLocomotive: EMD GP35Location: DeSmet, Montana, USALocomotive #: MRL 402Train ID: Schilling LocalPhoto Date: September 06, 2008
A Montana Rail Link GP35 is framed by a fuel pump as it sits at the Missoula fuel rack on a November night in 2008. Image obtained with permission.
GP35 402 (ex-MRL 6355, ex-GTW 6355, nee-DTI 355) and GP9 125 (ex-BN 1946, nee-NP 367) wait by the former Northern Pacific Depot in Missoula before making their morning departure with the Polson Lo... (more)