Ripping through the bluffs along the Yellowstone River, this rare duo was doing every bit of track speed and broadcasted their arrival well before they came into sight.
MRL 404 and 405 work the four cars of their westbound local to Bozeman up the east slope of Boseman Pass. 1656hrs.
Hot Boeings bound for Washington scoot along the Yellowstone River on a beautiful June evening.
While Park City, MT might not be the first place that comes to mind for fall colors, there was some decent color still hanging on as a set of Transfer Power drags an LM out to stage for power. Wit... (more)
With 111 cars on the drawbar, two SD40-2XR's powering a road freight in 2017 are fairly uncommon on the MRL. With the arrival of the 4400 series ACe's, SD40's are now primarily used in yard switch... (more)
A very unusual sight on the MRL, a BNSF passenger train consisting of various business fleet cars, including Great Dome #31, fly through Columbus along the very scenic Yellowstone River. I don't b... (more)
Big Sky Country. Montana certainly lives up to its billing. Here the entire 77 car LM is visible as runs out its final miles in the prairie and farmlands before tackling the famed helper districts... (more)
Built 63 years apart, two SD70ACe's dwarf the ex CGW 120, now MRL 115, just as Crazy Mountains in the background dwarf the LM as it makes its way across the eastern end of the railroad between Big... (more)
Just short of Elton, the LM heads west alongside the Yellowstone River, as the unseasonably warm weather has caused the river to start running again.
LM stretches out in the early parts of the long trip to Helena as it approaches Reed Point.
The LM is almost a quarter of the way to its destination of Missoula as it approaches Livingston with a set out and a wait for helpers before it tackles the hill ahead.
Fall brings a steady parade of grain traffic to the northern routes. BNSF 7200 East is gliding off Winston hill as it passes the classic NP-era cantilever and searchlight signals in Townsend, MT o... (more)
Rich in refrigerated traffic and other business out of the PNW, ATSF 840 East shoots down the Missouri River valley between Townsend and Toston, MT on a September afternoon. Fuji Astia.
MRL 382 leading the "ML" is seen paralleling the Missouri River in the stunning Lombard Canyon.
MRL's 841 local drifts downgrade for Bozeman after waiting for MoW to clear up at the bottom of the hill.