MRL's Bozeman Helpers, today made up of 3 SD70ACe's, head west over the hill to help two heavy freights over Bozeman Pass.
MRL 351 is tied down for the day after working a ballast train in Bozeman
The Pasco - Ft. Worth works up Bozeman with two old SD40-2's upfront.
Struggling up the grade at 8mph
Rear helpers are cutting away and hanging the marker on a Westbound loaded grain train.
Cresting the grade at 8mph
MRL helpers ease a loaded westbound down the west slope of Bozeman Pass.
The perfect railfan house...and the residents aren't even looking at the train! Third unit in consist is NREX 7511, ex-ATSF SD45-2B.
Half-way up the east slope of the pass into the late evening sun.