Happy 25th Anniversary MRL! It's hard to believe, but MRL has been running trains in this territory for longer than Burlington Northern did, and in the not so distant future, MRL itself will have ... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s Laurel-Missoula manifest freight rolls along the Missouri River in Lombard Canyon, on MRL's 2nd Subdivision. The consist is two SD70ACe's and an SD40-2XR.
The Missoula to Laurel train arriving at Helena .
The 840 Local returning to Helena with MRL 4301 leading exiting Lombard Canyon on approach to Toston, MT.
Here is the other, less photographed trestle on Mullan Pass, with a long westbound manifest. The MRL added one helper on the head end, four mid train helpers, and two more on the rear for the trip... (more)
Daily mixed freight running at track speed eastward over MRL.
Daily mixed freight between Missoula & Laurel ducks under I-90 into the siding passing over Clark Fork River by Milltown Dam.
MRL ML drops off some cars for BNSF at Garrison.
The Kings of Mullan Pass
Yes, I like them
Nearing the end of the grade on the west slope of Mullan Pass
Eastbound about to enter Mullan tunnel as soon as the upcoming westbound will clear. The grade is evident on that picture.
Eastbound entering a Mullan Tunnel still full of smoke from the westbound that just crossed it.