The imposing mountains in the background definitely make this a wedge on steroids! 6800 ft of train trail behind the ex C&NW and N&W motors as they still have a long climb ahead of them.
With the imposing Livingston Peak rising in the background, 6800 feet of traffic begins its slow climb over Bozeman Pass with two freshly washed EMD's in charge. The town of Livingston can be seen... (more)
A pair of ACEs lead the ML over Bozeman Pass near Livingston, Montana.
The Livingston Local no longer works out of its namesake, with all major Gallatin Valley customers located in Bozeman or west, the job now is based out of there. Last winter however, with power fa... (more)
Montana Rail Link SD35 704, ex-Norfolk & Western 1543. A Fred Wilson original Kodachrome slide, from my collection.
BNSF 8240 leads an oil train down grade on Montana Rail Link's Bozeman Hill several miles west of Livingston, MT.
The duo starts up the steep grade out of Livingston as another merchandise train pull up beside them.
In the middle of their climb up the steep pass, 40 cylinders of original EMD hit notch 8 as as they approached the crossing and words fail to adequately describe the experience.
40 cylinders grind it out into the setting sun as they approach Livingston.
Eastbound empty grain train east of Livingston
Soaring above I-90, the 841 Local is heading to Manhattan to start the days chores.
With everything in the picture on the chopping block, all too soon this will be looked back on as "the good old days".
Who would have thought that in 2019 we'd still be able to see original GP35's and 20 cylinder SD45's working together? Livingston Local does some switching on a frigid but beautiful day.
Local with a rare flare grinding up the east slope of Bozeman Pass..
Not many people thought we'd see flares back on the mountain in 2019... Still retaining their 20 cylinder 645's, an SD45 leads an equally scarce GP35 as they start up the east slope of Bozeman Pas... (more)