Rebuilds under a Big SkyA trio of unique Montana Rail Link locomotives with a westbound freight climbs out of Helena at Tobin, Montana, heading for the 2.2% grades of Mullan Pass on the... (more)
On my way to see Dead & Company at the Gorge Amphitheater, i had to make a slight detour to check out the vintage EMD power of the Columbia Basin Railroad.
Montana Rail Link’s Paradise local crosses the Clark Fork at Paradise, Montana, on September 22, 2006. The local is led by former SD9 No. 651, former EJ&E No. 601, and totally rebuilt by MRL at it... (more)
Slumbering in Paradise Montana Rail Link’s Paradise Local slumbers the night away just across from the depot and “milepost 0” at Paradise, Montana, on September 22, 2006. The train, as ... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s Paradise Local slumbers the night away facing the signals that guard the junction between the Fourth and Tenth Subdivisions at Paradise, Montana, on September 22, 2006. The tra... (more)
In the dome car "City of Livingston" on the eastbound 'Montana Daylight' at Bearmouth, MT. Travelling on the former Northern Pacific, now Montana Rail Link, mainline east of Missoula. For more pic... (more)
On the eastbound 'Montana Daylight', crossing Austin Creek Trestle on the former Northern Pacific, now Montana Rail Link, mainline over Mullan Pass. Looking back at private car "Bella Vista" on th... (more)
On the eastbound 'Montana Daylight', crossing Austin Creek Trestle on the former Northern Pacific, now Montana Rail Link, mainline over Mullan Pass. MRL SD19-1's 651 & 652 on the point. Taken from... (more)
One of the MRL's rebuilt SD-9s leads a work train back to Missoula .
The one and only SD19-1 currently calls Hutchins Texas home and has been here since early summer of 2008. It is much like a model railroader's kit bash. It was built in April 1956 as a Southern Pa... (more)
A new rail switching operator has taken over switching duties at the UP inland port as a result this former MRL SD19-1 & INRD 560 has been relettered to Pacific Rail Services.
A rare MRL SD19-1 works the north end of the UP DIT Yard along side an equally rare SD10 that used to be in Indiana Railroad paint.
Two MRL units have a new home in Texas for now as they work in 105 degree heat at the huge Union Pacific inland port just south of Dallas Texas.
Inadvertent fuel price documentation in background ... I bet UP doesn't pay $3,93 / gallon for diesel.
One of the last runs of the Montana Rockies Rail Tours tourist train heads back east toward Missoula over the Clark Fork River. It was a fantastic trip while it lasted, sadly insurance prices made... (more)