RailPictures.Net Photo: 382 Montana Rail Link EMD SD45R at Austin, Montana by M. S. Repp
 
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Montana Rail Link (more..)
EMD SD45R (more..)
Skyline Trestle (more..)
Austin, Montana, USA (more..)
July 17, 2015
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382 (more..)
ML (more..)
M. S. Repp (more..)
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Drifting downgrade with a minimum set of train line air and the curvature of the track doing the rest, MRL's Missoula to Laurel freight descends Mullen Pass in the wonderful Rocky Mountains on a fine summer morning. Catching an operable SD45 these days is a rare treat indeed and plying the rails of a heavily used, scenic through route even more so. Thanks to a few unexpected failures of MRL's fleet of SD70ace's recently, the railroad reactivated SD45 382 to help move tonnage while the Ace's are being repaired. Surely I don't mind as seeing a clean, well maintained flared radiator second generation EMD leading a freight is a mighty fine sight to behold.
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