Despite the ubiquitous scorch on the long hood the paint on BNSF 740 has held up pretty well. 740 was one of the very first locomotives painted in the "Heritage 2" paint scheme which replaced "Her... (more)
BNSF 9211 (SD70ACe) leads BNSF 9704, an SD70MAC, MRL 250, an SD40-2, and MRL 330, an SD45 with an empty coal train eastbound into the siding at the west end of Bonner, Montana for a meet. The trai... (more)
A cold Autumn rain comes down in the distant mountains as an eastbound BNSF manifest freight on Montana Rail Link's 3rd Subdivision crosses the Clark Fork River in Bonner, Montana. The train is l... (more)
A rare occurrence where an over and under of two trains was possible on the Montana Rail Link happened for a relatively short period of time in 2009. The track that SD40-2XR no. 263 is on was rebu... (more)
The MRL Dirt Local is seen heading east at Bonner.This is the final run for this train which hauled contaminated soil from Bonner to Opprutunity south of Garrison.This project was run by Enviricon... (more)
The MRL Dirt Local is seen parked at Bonner.This is the last run for this train which hauled contaminated soil from Bonner to Opprutunity south of Garrison.This project was run by Enviricon and th... (more)
The first red nose LMX unit I saw was 8516 leading BN #91 on the MRL at Bonner, just east of Missoula.
'Southern Style': BNSF brings a little 'Southern Style' to Montana Rail Link, in the form of Kansas City Southern 4700 leading a BNSF mixed freight on March 26, 2008. While the photographer was ab... (more)
Short Train: While a few years ago MRL's Bonner local would have been a dozen or so cars, today there are only three trailing behind the power. Traffic from the locals largest costomer, Stimson Lu... (more)
60 Days Notice: An old switch lock secures the gate to the Bonner, Montana lumber mill owned by Stimson Lumber Co. and servered by Montana Rail Link. Last week, Stimson gave its employees 60 days ... (more)
It is 6:44 am, the valley is still in the early morning shadow, the sky shows some remnants of the night - and smoke coming from wildfires in the area. Everything is quiet but for some cars... (more)
BNSF 9346 East just outside of Bonner, MT, heading toward Helena, MT.