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)
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)
The caboose contains the remote control equipment that makes this team of two a remote control
There are no MRL remote control units. The remote control caboose is what makes a MRL engine a remote control unit.
A rare bird! There are only 3 CITX SD70M-2. They were the original EMDX demo units. They are on lease on BNSF... and this one is seen here on the MRL system.
Seven thousand four hundred horses at rest
Sure don't see too many SD-9's these days...
BNSF 7319 enters Laurel Yard from the east, while another train waits to travel east (led by BNSF #5020 & NS #9231).