A westbound MRL ballast train descends Winston Hill just west of Louisville, MT on a fine fall afternoon. SD40-2XR 265 is in the lead with SD45 355 trailing, one of only two remaining SD45s curren... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s Helena switch is eastbound on Winston Hill between Louisville and Winston, Montana, on the morning of July 3, 2018. The train has a spine car for RY Timber and 17 cars for the ... (more)
Led by EMD F45 “cowl” No. 391, Montana Rail Link’s Missoula to Laurel manifest freight climbs Winston Hill west of Louisville, Montana, on September 2, 2003. The setting sun glints off the sides o... (more)
At sunset, Montana Rail Link F45 No. 391 leads ML (Missoula to Laurel manifest) up the grade of Winston Hill east of Helena at Louisville, Montana. Smoke from western wildfires enhances the golden... (more)
After meeting a Westbound this Helena-Laurel manifest departs the siding at Louisville under ominous skies. To the west it is mostly sunny in Helena. Snow squalls to the north gave it the definite... (more)
Spent diesel fuel fills the sky as 92 cylinders of EMD 645's battle hard up the 1.0% grade past the NP-era searchlights protecting the control point at West Louisville. The crawl will end in a lit... (more)
Blue cowls under a big sky All three of Montana Rail Link's EMD F45s (390, 391 and 392; 393 was an IMRL unit at this point) are at Louisville, Montana, with train LM (Laurel to Missoula... (more)
MRL 390 . . . 391 . . . 392 All three of Montana Rail Link's F45s (393 was an IMRL unit at this point) are west of Louisville, Montana, with train LM (Laurel to Missoula manifest) on Oc... (more)
The LM train is seen racing towards Helena and a crew change.The #4300, #4301 pair always seem to draw the LM & ML trains, today SD40-2 #255 is helping them out.
Eastbound MRL train ML (Missoula - Laurel) grinding past the blades at MP 224 on Winston Hill.