This high priority eastbounder has just passed the Marias Pass summit and is rolling downhill with the dynamic brakes beginning to howl.
An eastbound stack train crosses the Two Medicine River bridge just east of East Glacier Park Village. The nearby Glacier Park Lodge provided the railfanning coffee for this early morning shot.
On a gorgeous summer day, two true SD45's lug the local west.
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight crosses Bridge 208 over the Clark Fork on Montana Rail Link’s Fourth Subdivision at Donlan, Montana, on September 5, 1999. Two GE C44-9Ws in warbonnet colors... (more)
An eastbound grainer rolls across the trestle at Cutbank, Montana. In the distance you can see the Rocky mountains nearly 50 miles away.
For many years, Montana Rail link 840 local, also known as the Helena local, has been mostly powered by a pair of rebuilt SD40s (SD40-2XRs) that was sought out as a photographic subject in scenic ... (more)
After dropping down out of the Rockies, this manifest freight is picking up speed at Grizzly, Montana.
Late afternoon in Montana’s Lombard Canyon, a westbound BNSF grain train passes the west switch of Lombard siding on July 3, 2018.
An eastbound Burlington Northern grain train crosses Two Medicine Bridge at East Glacier, Montana, during a light snowfall on a frigid March 1, 1989. The train is powered by gray GE LMX No. 8536 l... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s gas local leans into a curve along the Clark Fork at Weeksville, Montana, on September 24, 2007.
Two Dash 9s and tired looking warbonnet, still in Santa Fe lettering, crawl through the "Marias Crossovers" with a highball from an eastbound. The train has just crested the continental ... (more)
BNSF #6609 and Norfolk Southern #9531 near Saco, Montana at 4:28 p.m. on February 27, 2019.
The duo starts up the steep grade out of Livingston as another merchandise train pull up beside them.
A westbound BNSF grain train curves along a tranquil Missouri River in Lombard Canyon east of Toston, Montana, on July 4, 2018.
A Montana Western Railway freight departs Silver Bow, Montana, powered by a quartet of leased Rarus Railway EMD GP9s, still decorated in the same colors when delivered new to predecessor Butte, An... (more)