MRL's 844 local curves through the canyon heading for home after switching a grain/fertilizer customer in Whitehall, MT.
MRL's 844 local to Whitehall has completed its work and is heading for home at Logan, entering the extremely scenic Jefferson River Canyon on this former NP line.
MRL's local to Whitehall returns toward Logan through the scenic Jefferson River Canyon on the rarely photographed 5th Sub.
If you like veteran EMD locomotives - and I do - then the MRL is well worth a visit.
Clean power- check, nice light- check, mountain background- check, OK I'm happy. For anyone who has not yet ventured to MRL's 10th sub, I highly recommend it.
MRL GP35s 401 and 402 on display in Missoula, Mt showing of their new coats of paint.
Shortly after departing Missoula, MRL's Schilling Local heads west out of DeSmet with a cut of logs trailing the power. Barely visible in the distance are fellow RP member Railroad: Montana Rail LinkLocomotive: EMD GP35Location: DeSmet, Montana, USALocomotive #: MRL 402Train ID: Schilling LocalPhoto Date: September 06, 2008
A Montana Rail Link GP35 is framed by a fuel pump as it sits at the Missoula fuel rack on a November night in 2008. Image obtained with permission.
GP35 402 (ex-MRL 6355, ex-GTW 6355, nee-DTI 355) and GP9 125 (ex-BN 1946, nee-NP 367) wait by the former Northern Pacific Depot in Missoula before making their morning departure with the Polson Lo... (more)
Only On Wednesday: Montana Rail Link's weekly Darby Local heads north back towards Missoula on the morning of Wednesday, November 26. Although traffic is light the Darby Local is a classic example... (more)
Sun-up finds MRL's Polson Local crossing one of the wooden trestles on the 11th Sub on their way to Polson.
The Wednesday morning local makes good pace as it heads south to Darby.
MRL's Bonner Local prepares to head east.
MRL 402 and 401 in Missoula. Univ of Montana "M" in background.
A pair of GP35s handle a local back to Missoula with freshly painted 402 leading.