Just after 2:00AM on a cool Fall night, Montana Rail Link GP9 132 sits at the ready at Missoula Yard. The geep will likely sit until Monday morning when its called upon to power locals to Polson, ... (more)
With two SD70ACe's leading the way, Montana Rail Link's ML road freight heads east at Missoula, Montana on September 28, 2008. Just east of town the tracks enter an area known as Hellgate Canyon, ... (more)
This rock outcropping about halfway up Missoula, Montana's 5,168 foot Mt. Sentinel, provides an excellent spot for the college railfan to study, enjoy the views and of course do a little photograp... (more)
"The Playground" - Missoula, Montana has often been discribed as a playground of mountains and rivers and few vantage points prove that as well as the scene from atop Mt. Sentinel and Hellgate Can... (more)
As MRL 116 rests at the MRL engine terminal, a BNSF trackage rights train rolls by on the main passing the former Montana Hotel in downtown Missoula.
An SD45, part of a 3 SD45 consist for today's ML manifest, prepare for the trip at the Missoula roundhouse facility. The University of Montana's "M" is on the hillside.
MRL GP9s of CNW, GN, and NP heritage parked at the turntable in Missoula.
ES44DCs 7580, 7582 and SD40-2 7160 pass a Sperry Rail Car as they depart the east end of Missoula Yard.
BNSF 7585, CSX C40-8 7633 and SD50-2S 8610 lead a loaded haulage rights grain train into Missoula the division point for MRL's 3rd and 4th Subs.
A Sperry inspection car rests in a corner of the Missoula Yard, under the big "L."
403 awaits the crew before it tends to morning switching duties.
MRL SD45-2 306 & SD70ACe 4308 on the empty Gas Local dropping down Evaro Hill approaching Missoula, MT.
Just a stones throw from the University of Montana campus in Missoula, is this fine view overlooking Hellgate Canyon and the Montana Rail Link main line as it enters town. Here a westbound BNSF co... (more)
MRL 257 sits near the turntable in MRL's Missoula Yard.