A short 25 car Laurel to Missoula freight has conquered the Continental Divide and rolls west to its next stop at Garrison.
I'll never forget the sound of this trio of V20 EMDs. We were on a roadtrip with my wife, having flown from Helsinki, Finland to SFO couple weeks earlier.
One of my choices for the destinations t... (more)
A westbound BNSF vehicle train thunders through Mullan Tunnel at Blossburg, Montana, on September 6, 2003. The train is led by a point helper of Montana Rail Link EMD SD45-2 No. 311 and former Sou... (more)
MRL 255 prepares to end the hunting its been committing to on the run up Mullan Pass as it and three other EMDs exit the west tunnel portal at Blossburg. PLEASE NOTE: This image is a prime example... (more)
While the "Black Fog of Blossburg" isn't as impressive as it once was, the sight of blue SD40s leading anything over the Continental Divide west of Helena makes for an awe inspiring sigh... (more)
An old Northern Pacific trestle hides in the trees on Mullan Pass. This is some of NP's original crossing over the top of the pass prior to the opening of Mullan Tunnel.
MRL 264 is on duty at Blossburg, MT on top of Mullan Pass with a Jimbo work train. Today it will back the train and ballast hoppers down to Elliston, then continue west toward Missoula. MRL mainte... (more)
Northern Pacific's original mainline went up and over Mullan Pass to cross the Continental Divide. Evidence of the original line abounds with remnants of old trestles hiding in the trees. One can ... (more)
A westbound BNSF train traveling over the MRL exits Mullan Tunnel in a plume of smoke. The tunnel cuts under the Continental Divide at 5,548 feet above sea level and stretching 3,896 feet long. T... (more)
The annual 'Wintergreen Special' lays over on the wye at Blossburg, with some Erie Lackawanna heritage as the power for this years trip.
Smoke from fires in eastern Washington fill the skies above the west side of the Continental Divide as the ML, with a helper set up front, pulls up through Blossburg.
An early Summer Morning finds this eastbound BNSF manifest freight passing the 3rd most famous barn in Montana.
Hot on the tail of a loaded coal train, an empty coal hopper transfer drifts down the west side of Mullan Pass.