Pushing on the rear end of a grain train are 3 MRL helper units. These helpers are manned and once the train reaches the crest, they usually split off. Nothing like beautiful morning light touchin... (more)
It's a cold and blustery day on MRL's 2nd Sub as train M-LAULAU rounds the curve west of Springdale. Leading the way is MRL 346, one of their last actual SD45s with their 20-cylinder engine. The r... (more)
A BNSF manifest sits in Livingston, Montana awaiting an MRL crew to take it to Laurel.
Departing Logan after working the 5th Sub.
With the "Jimbo Local" in tow, the 840 heads into the siding at Townsend to work before heading to Logan.
The "LM" is getting close to Livingston with a nice set of power.
MRL 355 brings up the rear as Helper 2 descends Bozeman Pass on its way back to Livingston to await the next push over the mountain.
H-KCKPAS is about halfway up Bozeman Pass as it continues through deep cuts made by the Northern Pacific. The train will stop at the summit to cut off its MRL helper set.
H-KCKPAS is grinding uphill towards the top of Bozeman Pass. Mountains that are part of the Gallatin National Forest speak to the local topography in the area.
BNSF's Kansas City-Pasco manifest works along the Yellowstone River between Laurel and Livingston.