Five Boeing fuselages entrained on a westbound BNSF intermodal train climbing Mullan Pass on Montana Rail Link on June 30, 2019. The train is crossing Austin Creek Trestle just west of Skyline, Mo... (more)
A Montana Rail Link welder repairs the frog on the east switch at heavily-used Lombard siding in Montana’s Lombard Canyon on July 1, 2019.
Montana Rail Links’s 844 local out of Logan, Montana, stops for some work just west of town. After tying down their train on the Fifth Subdivision main, the two GP35s head up a spur to a petroleum... (more)
SD45 under a rainbowOn July 2, 2019, after a rainy crossing of Bozeman Pass, Montana Rail Link’s Laurel to Bozeman local hits a pocket of late evening sunshine as it descends the west s... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s 844 local out of Logan heads westward on the Fifth Subdivision at Three Forks, Montana, on July 2, 2019. Today, the local is taking three empty ballast cars to the siding at Wi... (more)
With the rugged Mission Range behind it, Montana Rail Link’s night gas local runs westbound along the Flathead River near Dixon at McDonald, Montana, on June 29, 2019.
Traversing the scenic Jefferson River Canyon between Sappington and Whitehall, Montana, is a westbound Montana Rail Link ballast train led by SD45 No. 346 on June 26, 2019. The empty train is head... (more)
Montana Rail Link EMD SD45 No. 355 leads the Laurel to Bozeman local out of a storm as it approaches Craver, Montana, on the afternoon of July 2, 2019.
The evening sky is glowing with pink accents as Montana Rail Link’s westbound Bozeman turn led by a venerable MRL EMD SD45 No. 355 passes the east switch at Quebec, Montana, during sunset at 9:14 ... (more)
MRL SD45-2 310, the oddball (Slide Scan)
On a gorgeous summer day, two true SD45's lug the local west.
For many years, Montana Rail link 840 local, also known as the Helena local, has been mostly powered by a pair of rebuilt SD40s (SD40-2XRs) that was sought out as a photographic subject in scenic ... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s gas local leans into a curve along the Clark Fork at Weeksville, Montana, on September 24, 2007.
The duo starts up the steep grade out of Livingston as another merchandise train pull up beside them.
MRL 254 leads a BNSF tank train northbound on the Twin Peaks sub, just north of Branson, CO, on Sept 22, 2003.