In the last few weeks, Montana Rail Link has been doing some housecleaning before the BNSF takeover at the end of the year. Several locomotives were scrapped at Livingston, including EMD SD45 Nos.... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s Billings Transfer departs Laurel Yard on the morning of October 8, 2023. The train is powered by MRL SD40-2XR Nos. 263 and 259 and has a substantial amount of cars for Billin... (more)
Two BNSF locomotives off a manifest freight parked just to the west, pass a westbound vehicle train at the west end of Montana Rail Link’s Laurel Yard on the afternoon of October 8, 2023. Looks ... (more)
Two Montana Rail Link remote switchers work simultaneously at the east end of MRL’s large yard at Laurel, Montana, on the morning of October 8, 2023. For many years, former cabooses carried remo... (more)
A pair of MRL SD40-2XRs await an assignment at Laurel, MT.
Equipped for remote control duty at MRL's Laurel Yard, MRL SD40-2XR 258 waits for an assignment.
MRL SD70ACe 4407 waits for the call at the shops in Laurel.
MRL SD40-2XR 254 idles between remote control duties at the east end of the yard in Laurel, MT.
Montana Rail Link EMD F45 No. 392 pauses for a portrait at Laurel, Montana, on October 11, 2005. F45 cowl locomotives have a design that likely reducing air resistance, but more importantly, it do... (more)
The eastbound local from Livingston is seen holding outside the yard at Laurel.
With the recent news that one of the quintessential regional railroads, Montana Rail Link, would soon disappear, it made me go back and look at some of my images from my only visit to the railroad... (more)
With an elderly GP9 for power, the Laurel switcher heads back towards Yard limits after servicing the CHS Laurel Oil Refinery for a little over an hour.
With sanders blasting, the Billings Transfer arrives back at Laurel with 161 cars.
Arriving back at Laurel about 24 hours after the original crew, the Laurel-Bozeman turn passes an H-BAKPAS.
The Laurel-Bozeman departs Laurel Yard with a couple 6 axle EMDs for power.