Ripping through the bluffs along the Yellowstone River, this rare duo was doing every bit of track speed and broadcasted their arrival well before they came into sight.
Montana Rail Link EMD F45 No. 390 leads LM (Laurel to Missoula manifest freight) approaching Greycliff, Montana, on the afternoon of October 3, 2005. The train will be treading through snow by the... (more)
As parts of the Midwest hit temps around -50, I was thankful to be in a much more manageable 40 degree state. Making it even more enjoyable were these classic 40's wheeling around a chilly Yellows... (more)
Rounding the corner, this trio is putting on quite the show as they head west.
BNSF 7897 leads an eastbound grain train across MRL's 2nd Subdivision near Greycliff, MT. This train will have the main for quite a while before it gets to Laurel to meet an empty coal train.
A pair of MRL's newest locomotives leads the ML through the east end of Greycliff where modern colorlight signals have recently replaced the aging former Northern Pacific searchlights.
BNSF 6561 leads an empty grain shuttle eastward on MRL's 2nd Subdivision, cruising down the main at Greycliff at trackspeed.
Three classic MRL SD-45's on loan to the BNSF muscle a heavy 12,000 ton HKCKSPO west
Three of MRL's SD45-2XRs roar west along the Montana countryside with 8025 tons of mixed freight in tow. The leader would later throw a ground relay and be replaced at Livingston with a SD40-2XR.
Head-on westbound into the afternoon wind, coal dust can be seen wafting out of the freshly loaded hoppers of a Centralia Coal train behind BNSF 8850 at Greycliff, MT on MRL's 2nd Sub.
CN 8878 leads a Prince Rupert bound coal train west on the MRL near Greycliff, MT 9/17/11.
A WB loaded coal train rolls through the beautiful plains of central Montana.
BNSF 769 E rolls out of the siding at E Greycliff, Mt, after having met a WB loaded coal train.