At the tail end of a westbound coal drag, BNSF 6163 fills up at the fueling rack in Missoula. It looks like she's seen a little body shop work since we last saw her at RP.net.
From high atop Evaro Hill off Buffalo Speedway Road a Night Gas Local climbs the loops on a beautiful Spring evening making it's way west towards Thompson Falls.
Two Montana Rail Link EMD GP9s wait for a work assignment at Missoula, Montana, on September 24, 2006. Both are former Northern Pacific locomotives built in 1957, and are right at home on the MRL’... (more)
In July 2014, due to a major derailment along the Clark Fork River, the MRL detoured several freights over Evaro Hill. While detours have happened in the past, this westbound unit coke train was ... (more)
This west bound manifest is in the Missoula yard waiting its turn to move west on the MRL Fourth Sub. That is an operating GP-60B calf second out. I would later catch this train all the way out ... (more)
MRL's Gas local climbs the 2.2% grade out of Missoula traversing the last of the several horseshoe curves on Evaro Hill.
Montana Rail Link’s local to Victor on the Ninth Subdivision departs Missoula down the back alleys south of the yard on a rainy May 18, 2013. This line is sometimes referred to as the Bitterroot B... (more)
Into the Storm: A trio of Montana Rail Link SD45-2s head west on BNSF Railway train H-KCKSPO1-24 on Dec. 28, 2014. The train will take Montana Rail Link's 4th Subdivision on its way across ... (more)
The big sky, the Montana trademark.
Montan Rail Link's primary non-BNSF freight is the Missoula-Laurel daily freight (ML eastbound/LM westbound). On this day the old guard and new guard came together as an SD45/SD40/SD70ACe combo ro... (more)
The MRL local handling the Hamilton branch leaves Missoula yard on MRL and begins a slow trip down to Victor, MT on a rainy May day in 2013.
The Sunday night gas is heading for the 10th Sub with the Paradise local power & train behind the usual road power for the gas local.
The day gas local heads back into Missoula on the final stretch of their shuttle run.
On a wet May 18, 2013, Montana Rail Link’s Darby local passes milepost 7 south of Missoula, Montana. To ease the load on the line’s numerous wood trestles, two empty boxcars act as spacers for th... (more)
At the time the old NP depot was the headquarters for the Montana Rail Link in Missoula,MT..