A pair of SD40-2s, one of them in former Santa Fe paint, build and sort cuts of cars in the yard at Shelby on a pleasant July morning. There wouldn't be any trains running until later that aftern... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Empire Builder arrives at Shelby, MT's train station to unload/load passengers and change crews while BNSF's eastbound S SEPCXO1 12 prepares to depart off of Main #2.
BNSF ES44DC 7867 climbs out of Shelby, MT with a loaded crude oil train in tow.
Loaded crude oil cans cruise into Shelby behind BNSF ES44DC 7867.
After a rough trip across the Hi Line Sub, BNSF's Q SSECHC1 11 pulls into Shelby for a crew change.
BNSF ES44C4 7040 leads an eastbound stack train downhill towards Shelby, MT.
Streaking Through Shelby. On August 2, 2021, Webb Rail's former Northern Pacific Railway Budd built Pullman dome/sleeper 313 (WEBX 801044) and former Northern Pacific Railway Budd built dom... (more)
A hotshot intermodal races west through Shelby passing the depot and elevators at the busy junction, chasing the setting sun about to dip below the Rockies. Soon enough it will be in the throes of... (more)
Under a stormy sky, BNSF Dash 9-44CW 5402 leads an eastbound manifest freight into Shelby.
BN 6901 is ready to depart Shelby, MT with an eastbound freight in May of 1990. The scene looks much the same today except that all the buildings to the left of the engines are gone.
If Bobby Troup had followed US 2 along the Great Northern instead of Route 66 beside the Santa Fe, he might have written an entirely different tune: You go through Minot, Essex and Sandpoint but d... (more)
A westbound BNSF blade train with UP power waits for a new crew to take it north to interchange with the CP at Sweetgrass.
A new BNSF SD40-2 rebuild leads a westbound local towards Cutbank on the Hi Line.
Shortly after dawn on the fourth of July, a westbound grain train approaches Shelby on the plains of northern Montana.
Just south of Shelby, MT finds this short local tied down for the July 4th holiday.