BNSF's Great Falls, MT - Sweetgrass, MT manifest proceeds northward on the Sweetgrass Sub towards an interchange with CP Rail at the US/Canada border.
A BNSF grain train has just departed Montana's Capital city, Helena (seen in the distance) and begins the stiff climb over Mullan Pass.
After shoving a grain train over Bozeman Pass, Livingston Helper #2 prepares to return home, light power.
Eldridge, ND - Kalama, WA grain loads grind up Bozeman Pass on MRL's 2nd Sub at a crawl... probably less than 10mph!
Livingston Helper #2 shoves hard on the tailend of Kalama bound grain loads, but are already down to a crawl, minutes after leaving Livingston.
Livingston Helper #2 begins to shove on the tailend of a loaded BNSF grain train and will assist them over Bozeman Pass.
CN C40-8Ms 2403 and 2419 idle near the shops in Grande Prairie.
Running a day early, U725 rock empties head down the main at Entwistle.
Not very common west of Edmonton on CN's Edson Sub, a heavy loaded crude oil train for Tacoma, WA struggles out of Gainford behind CN SD70M-2 8013. This train will be handed off to the BNSF at Van... (more)
A big "M-2" shoves hard on the rear of 151 grain loads destined for Prince Rupert, BC.
After failing the previous night as M303's DP remote unit, CN C40-8 2134 sits dead in track 7 at Jasper with the reduced traffic from the train.
CN's hotshot Q111 speeds towards Devona on the Edson Sub.
Edson's yard power, a decent looking CN SD40-2W 5323 idles in the steam track in the middle of the wye at Edson.
With 3 Dash 9s for power (the 3rd, out of sight, mid train), M303 struggles out of Gainford on the Edson Sub. CN 2200 was CN's first distributed power capable unit on the roster.
BNSF ES44C4 7188 and C44-9W 5223 are on their knees, climbing the stiff grade through Browning with a loaded Vancouver, WA bound grain train.