The Bozeman local returns to it's home, but will first take the siding to work a lumber reload, passing under a soon to be replaced Northern Pacific RR cantilever signal.
Bozeman Local The Bozeman Local slugs it out up the 1.8% grade on the east slope of Bozeman Pass. The Absaroka Mountain Range overshadows the train, and the ever growing "suburbs"... (more)
One of MRLs Livingston helper sets waits for a westbound train at Bozeman.
Highball. With a clear signal, BNSF 7976 opens the throttle leaving Bozeman, as they pass a set of MRL helpers.
One of the Bozeman Pass helper sets sits at East Bozeman as they wait for a train coming down the hill to roll past.
The Bozeman Bullet is heading into Bozeman with 18 cars. The classic SD40s up front made this a great train for chasing.
On June 20th, MRLs Missoula to Laurel mixed freight needed some help getting up Bozeman Pass. A helper set was called in to help pull the ML over the pass. MRL 4402 leads the ML past the East Boze... (more)
BNSF #9140 snakes across the summit of Bozeman Pass with a westbound grain train in tow as snow showers continue across the summit.
MRL's two "Freedom pullers" lead the eastbound ML at the top of Bozeman Pass on a beautiful late Winter morning.
A classic H2 leads an eastbound oil train at East Bozeman, MT.
BNSF 7958 leads a tank train up the west side of Bozeman Pass.
MRL 405 leads the Bozeman local up the west side of it namesake pass with cars destined for Livingston.
MRL 4400 helps a loaded coal train down the westside of Bozeman Pass
I would say that the wildfire smoke was bad that season, but it was my first visit. For years I had wanted to photograph the MRL in "Big Sky Country" and now that I had finally made it h... (more)
Local returning from Livingston.