The same locomotive number, two different railroads.
BNSF 4695, and FXE 4695 cross paths at the Montana
Rail Link Roundhouse in Laurel, MT. Taken with permission
on MRL property.
Originally the unique visitors in the center caught the attention of my lens but some 20 plus years later it is the string of MRL SD9s and geeps on the left that draw my eyes. The relatively fresh... (more)
A nice clean ACe provides the DPU power on the rear of a westbound coal load as it departs Laurel, MT on a journey across the MRL. The track in the foreground is the BNSF line south to Wyoming and... (more)
An eastbound BNSF coal train departs Laurel, Montana, at 5:45 p.m. on the eve of January 27, 2013. Snow has been falling for a while, blanketing the scene with cast that can only happen during win... (more)
Clear block into the blue Passing one of Northern Pacific’s classic cantilevered searchlight signals at the east end of Laurel Yard on the evening of January 27, 2013, a departing BNSF ... (more)
Snow is falling at the east end of Montana Rail Link’s Laurel Yard as MRL SD40-2XR No. 259 is teamed up with Remote Control Caboose No. 1103 to switch cars. These RCC cars contain all of the equip... (more)
A pair of rare visitors to MRL's facility at Laurel in 1992 were Santa Fe 5266 (well before the BNSF merger) and a fresh BN LNG SD40-2 and its tender. I believe the 5266 (ex-Amtrak) has been saved... (more)
About those scratches on my new F-150....sideswipe damage at Laural that also involved MRL SW1200 15. See photo 417389.
This is no way to make a switcher into a convertable.
Burlington Northern GP50 #3110 is painted in a variation of the "tiger stripe" scheme as it departs the Montana Rail Link yard in Laural, Mont. on the Pasco, WA to Birmingham, AL #120 train. With... (more)
A westbound MRL freight blasts off from Laurel, making a run for the mountains ahead.
A rare occurrence of 4 Boeing 737 fuselages on a westbound train going to the Boeing facilities near Seattle
This unit was built as a SW9 in January 1952 for the SLSF. It is one of the oldest engines on the MRL roster. The marking on the frame reads SW9. But the rosters say it is a SW1200. Then is it a S... (more)