I wanted to take a moment and look at a timewhen the clock turned back. After the maroon purge between 2006-2008, in which 38 DM&IR units were either sold, scrapped or repainted, it was very rare ... (more)
With no other opposing traffic for 40 miles, the Day Gas accelerates out of Plains as they head the long way back to Missoula.
As the Night Gas rolls into Plains for a meet at the end of a perfect MT day, astute observers will notice MRL log cars on the head end. MRL log flats are making a comeback after the majority of t... (more)
With heavy upgrades underway to the 10th Sub, the Night Gas runs the longer, but just as scenic 4th Sub. Seen here ambling along the Clark Fork, they will follow the river for a good portion of th... (more)
With the preferred route undergoing heavy upgrades, the Night Gas takes the long way to Pipeline via the 4th Sub, seen here blasting through a rock cut just east of Frenchtown.
After making quick work of Pipeline, the Day Gas heads back to Missoula. It will be a little longer trip as they are a river runner, but they will make good time home nonetheless.
Making good time, the Day Gas is ambling along the gorgeous Flathead River as they head back to Missoula. Although they are a river runner both ways, they will still make good time home.
SD45's pass each other...Helper 1 shoves hard on a coal load that is just about the crest the hill as Helper 2 waits in the siding at Muir for them to pass before dropping back down into Livingsto... (more)
Wide open just west of Craver.
With temps hitting 101, the open door is the only air conditioning available. LM is starting to leave the flat land of eastern MT and slowly enter the more rocky and hill terrain of the 2nd Sub.
With the temps reaching 101, open doors are the rule as the crew tries to catch any breeze they can. With a short train they will have a good run to Helena as they curve around the scenic Yellowst... (more)
With their on line work done in pretty good time, the ML is taking advantage of the short train as they blast out of Livingston at track speed headed for Laurel.
As a ballast train destined for Pipestone struggles up the hill with the summit a mere 2,000' away, the scenery on America's birthday cant be beat.
Rounding the corner, this trio is putting on quite the show as they head west.
Moments away from an impending storm, the excellent trio has the LM at track speed at they approach Big Timber.