MRL 4406 leads the night gas local towards Thompson Falls on the 10th Subdivision.
MRL’s “night gas” train heads west over the 10th Sub along the Flathead River, as the mission mountains loom over the train deep in the background haze.
MRL 4408 is leading the Eastbound Morning Gas Train on the 10th Subdivision.
The eastbound Gas Train is near Perma on a pleasant summer morning.
The Gas Train is near Perma on warm summer day.
For a few days this summer the usual SD70 pair for the gas local was broken up as #4408 was taken offline and replaced with #253, an SD40. This was a rare opportunity to see a conventional cab bac... (more)
The MRL Night Gas snakes around some curves along the mighty Flathead River making its way towards Thompson Falls in the late evening
The Night Gas rolls along the Flathead River on a July evening
The "Day Gas" crosses the Flat Head river near Perma, MT on it's return run to Missoula.
After a 10 mph slow order for several miles, the train is finally back up to speed as they head west through Perma. Not visible in the photo is a MOW truck following on the tail of this train.
The "Day Gas" cruises along the Flathead River near Perma, MT
The "night gas" cruises along the banks of the Flathead River near Perma, MT bound for Pipeline at Thompson Falls.
MRL #4408 leads the Night Gas along the banks of the Flathead River at Perma, MT en route to Pipeline at Thompson Falls.
The day gas rolls along the Flathead River on it's way back to Missoula with a 31 car train. It was nice to see an SD40XR 2nd out.