The caboose contains the remote control equipment that makes this team of two a remote control
The Denver-Laurel train comes off the BNSF Casper Sub onto the 1st Division Sub of the Montana Rail Link.
A BNSF train has come off BN's Casper Sub and is now parked in Montana Rail Link's Laurel Yard.
There are no MRL remote control units. The remote control caboose is what makes a MRL engine a remote control unit.
A rare bird! There are only 3 CITX SD70M-2. They were the original EMDX demo units. They are on lease on BNSF... and this one is seen here on the MRL system.
Seven thousand four hundred horses at rest
I had seen these loads on pictures... but in the real life, it is amazingly impressive
Only in America: big passenger jet carbody on a freight train
Sure don't see too many SD-9's these days...
The BNSF consist "pours on the coals" as it moves a coal train west out of Laurel Yard.
A nice consist of SD40's is seen here, including a high nose (Norfolk Southern #1585).