On a cool Fall-like morning, two MRL SD70ACe's, an SD45, and a BNSF DPU leave the town of Livingston, Montana as they work hard to shove a westbound loaded grain train up Bozeman Pass.
Blue and orangeA manifest freight led by Montana Rail Link SD70ACe No. 4400 works through Lombard Canyon just west of Lombard, Montana, on the afternoon of June 25, 2016. Three blue ACe... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s MMISLAU freight heads east across the bridge over Big Spring entering Lombard Canyon east of Toston, Montana, on June 23, 2015. The Missoula to Laurel manifest is led by two of... (more)
Tracing the banks of the Missouri River through impressive Lombard Canyon is Montana Rail Link's Missoula to Laurel manifest freight just west of Lombard, Montana, on a perfect June 26, 2015. The ... (more)
A pair of MRL's newest locomotives leads the ML through the east end of Greycliff where modern colorlight signals have recently replaced the aging former Northern Pacific searchlights.
On the afternoon of June 25, 2016, a manifest freight led by Montana Rail Link SD70ACe No. 4400 works through Lombard Canyon just west of Lombard, Montana. Three blue ACes lead three orange BNSF G... (more)
MRL's Laurel-Missoula freight highbals westward toward its destination, though it runs geogrpahically eastward for a short bit as it follows the meandering path of the Missouri River.
MRL's Laurel-Missoula (LM) mixed freight pauses at Logan next to the day's 5th Sub local power as MoW fixes a broken rail ahead.
Struggling up the 1.9% grade, two Montana Rail Link SD70ACe's have 6700 tons of manifest on the drawbars. Even with the assistance of MRL's Livingston-based Helper #1, the "LM" will craw... (more)
The MRL Missoula to Laurel manifest sits at Craver, MT as the conductor walks back to the units after walking the train
Montana Rail Link's Silver Cloud business train crosses Skyline Trestle on its way down Mullan Pass in to Helena
A vintage Northern Pacific era cantilever stands tall while two brand new SD70ACe's rumble by with MRL's Missoula-Laurel hauler in tow.
MRL 4400 is on the point of westbound freight LM-Laural to Missoula, as it pauses at Helena.
Eastbound train ML departs Helena with 4400 on the point.