Westbound Gas Train switching Thompson River Lumber shortly before sunset.
The Gas Train is switching Thompson River Lumber at T-Falls late in the afternoon.
The crew is starting to make up their train in the crisp clear early morning light.
An eastbound BNSF train speeds over a local grade crossing.
The Day Gas skirts the banks of the Clark Fork River not long after departing Thompson Falls. In the five previous trips I'd taken to the MRL, this was my first time exploring much of the line wes... (more)
The "Day Gas" has just left Thompson Falls and accelerates along the Clark Fork river near Eddy on the return trip to Missoula.
The "night gas" arrives into Thompson Falls for the twice daily job dropping off tanks at the fuel facility at Pipeline.
Montana Rail Link's Day Gas local heads east along the Clark Fork River at Eddy.
Skating along the Clark Fork River in northwest Montana, MRLs famous day gas train begins its eastward trek for Missoula, with the normal ‘06 & ‘08 up front.
The Montana Rail Link's Day Gas is on the move as it departs from Thompson Falls, Montana and rolls along the bank of the Clark Fork River, crossing over the Thompson River as it begins its journe... (more)
BNSF ES44C4 7963 leads a grain train east on MRL's 4th Sub along the shores of the Clark Fork.
After spotting loaded tanks at Pipeline seen in the background, MRL SD70ACes 4303 and 4306 are departing for Missoula with the empties.
BNSF ES44C4 No. 6517 leads a westbound unit coal train over the Clark Fork just west of Thompson Falls, Montana, on October 3, 2021.
After spotting loaded tanks at Pipeline, MRL SD70ACes 4306 and 4303 head to the west end to grab the empties that they pulled earlier before departing for Missoula.
The Day Gas empties head up onto the mainline at "Pipeline" and are about to depart eastward towards Missoula.