The hottest train on the railroad. - You know it's hot when it's got foreign power (UP) on a foreign railroad (MRL) and only two cars behind. This was a "J" train special out of Fort Worth,... (more)
The crew for the afternoon's westbound Laurel to Missoula manifest heads down the lead to their awaiting train just minutes after a pre-summer thunderstorm soaked the area.
Anticipation - Approaching headlights (from BNSF C44-9W #709, not pictured) reflect off the rain soaked sides of a long string of Montana Rail Link 50 ft. boxcars stored in the hole ... (more)
Livingston Peak and the snow caped Absaroka Range watch over Montana Rail Link's daily Laurel to Missoula manifest as it begins the hard 1.8% climb up Bozeman Pass west of Livingston, MT.
Montana Rail Link SD70ACe helper set shoving hard on the rear of a westbound BNSF Grain train approaching Bozeman Pass near Muir about 7 miles west of Livingston, MT.
BNSF 5705 leads a loaded coal train around one of the numerous bends in the rail along Bozeman Pass, just west of Livingston, MT. In the distance, the 9,295 ft (2,833 m) point of Livingston Peak a... (more)
Montana Rail Link GP9 No. 127 'nose-on' near Warm Springs, MT. For the more traditional 3/4 view of 127, click here.
Montana Rail Link GP9 No. 127 sits silent on a spur adjacent to the load out point for MRL's "Miltown Dam Dirty-Dirt" trains which for several months in 2007 hauled contaminated soil from the Mill... (more)
Montana Rail Link SD9s, SD40s, SD45s, and SD45-2s all sit quiet throughout the back tracks of the former Livingston Rebuild Center in Livingston, MT. The massive Northern Pacific era locomotive ho... (more)
Eastbound coal empty passing Quebec siding on Montana Rail Link's 2nd Sub with a rainbow set of head end power. Santa Fe warbonnet red on full display in the lead.
BNSF 5428 West (S-LPCSCO2-02A) approaching Homer, CA. Just missed the DP in this shot. A couple buckets too long, darn.
BNSF 7658 West (H-ENIBAR4-03A) nearing Bannock, CA along Goffs Road (Old Rte. 66).
In Your Face - BNSF 7891 East (Z-LACWSP9-05L) at Klinefelter, CA.