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Montana Rail Link
The beautiful MRL including BNSF overhead traffic.
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Photo ID: 732657

A typical Burlington Northern grain train of the 1990s climbs Mullan Pass west of Helena, Montana, with a roar that can’t be repeated today. BN GE C30-7 No. 5022 leads a sister C30-7 and two EMD S... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Austin, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BN 5022
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 28, 1993


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 14, 2020

Views: 3,435
Comments: 3

Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 729467

It's a cold and blustery day on MRL's 2nd Sub as train M-LAULAU rounds the curve west of Springdale. Leading the way is MRL 346, one of their last actual SD45s with their 20-cylinder engine. The r... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Springdale, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 346
Train ID: M-LAULAU
Photo Date: March 15, 2020


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By: Jackson Vandeventer

Added: Mar 20, 2020

Views: 2,020
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Favorited: 21

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Photo ID: 727582

A BNSF powered freight rolls across the Clark Fork on the Belknap bridge near Thompson Falls, MT on Montana Rail Link. The power displays the three major BNSF color schemes utilized by the BNSF si... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Thompson Falls, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5485
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 15, 2017


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 03, 2020

Views: 936
Comments: 2

Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 723493

Montana Rail Link F45 No. 390 leads LM at Greycliff, Montana, on the afternoon of October 3, 2005, amid stormy skies. The train will be treading through snow by the end of the day during a blue ho... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD F45
Location: Greycliff, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 390
Train ID: MRL LM
Photo Date: October 03, 2005


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 23, 2020

Views: 1,965
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Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 723436

A Montana Rail Link freight rolls east near Columbus, MT led by a pair of their rebuilt SD40s, a treat considering most trains run with BNSF power.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD40R
Location: Columbus, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 251
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 17, 2018


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 22, 2020

Views: 931
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Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 719934

Pulled out of helper service, a greasy 4305 leads the 4407 as the ML rips through the Reed Point curves towards Laurel.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Reed Point, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 4305
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 2019


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By: Gales of November

Added: Dec 17, 2019

Views: 1,519
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 717730

The 2nd most photographed barn in Montana. This shot of the MRL's Missoula to Laurel (ML) with 4403 and 4313 turned our to be our last shot of the trip before heading back to the airport.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Gens, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 4403
Train ID: ML
Photo Date: October 01, 2017


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By: Shawn Christie

Added: Nov 25, 2019

Views: 1,429
Comments: 1

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 717468

On a beautiful winter morning an empty grain snakes around the curves following the Twin Bridges.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Craver, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5076
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 2019


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By: Gales of November

Added: Nov 23, 2019

Views: 914
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 716510

Under a Montana sky, MRL 265 East is working upgrade toward Mullan Pass on a gorgeous September afternoon. AT&SF had its GP60 B units and BN its B30-7 B's - both in rather sizeable numbers; and bo... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Elliston, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 265
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 11, 1998


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Nov 16, 2019

Views: 1,723
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 716482

Waking up on the morning of October 16, 2000, at St. Regis, Montana, revealed weather foretelling the coming of winter, making one almost want to sleep in when low-speed film is loaded in the came... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: St. Regis, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BN 7242
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 16, 2000


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Nov 16, 2019

Views: 1,732
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Favorited: 17


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Photo ID: 714476

The old colors and the new ride in tandem as an eastbound BNSF freight rolls along Montana Rail Link's 4th Subdivision between Hope and Clark Fork, ID. The Santa Fe SFD40-2 is a nice touch. Fuji A... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Hope, Idaho, USA
Locomotive #: 6320
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 12, 1998


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Oct 27, 2019

Views: 1,063
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 713592

Still looking good in warbonnet dress, Santa Fe GE C44-9W No. 638 leads a westbound grain train past the mile 208.6 semaphore at Donlan between St. Regis and Paradise, Montana, on the morning of S... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Donlan, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 638
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 11, 1998


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Oct 20, 2019

Views: 1,334
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Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 713555

As the morning sun peeks over the rim of Lombard Canyon, eastbound Montana Rail Link No. 4300 rolls a manifest along the Missouri River and the Lewis and Clark Trail.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Toston, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 4300
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 19, 2019


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Oct 19, 2019

People's Choice 2

Views: 7,216
Comments: 3

Favorited: 55
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Photo ID: 711443

On the afternoon of September 12, 1998, an eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train crosses the Clark Fork and passes the mile 210.3 semaphore east of Quinns, Montana, on Montana Rail Link’s F... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Quinns, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6320
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 12, 1998


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Sep 30, 2019

Views: 1,446
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Photo ID: 711391

Fog hangs low in the valley as an early morning westbound loaded Coal Train with BNSF No. 9304 and mate, roll along the Clark Fork River near Plains Montana. Coal makes up a lot of the traffic o... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Plains , Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 9304
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 13, 2019


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Sep 29, 2019

People's Choice 2

Views: 6,846
Comments: 3

Favorited: 52
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