At the end of another long Montana summer day, MRL 109 is tied down and quiet near the Roundhouse tracks on the east end of Missoula's yard facilities. MRL 109 is on home rails here, as it has be... (more)
Montana Rail Link SD40-2 256 and SD70ACe 4312 are seen leading the morning gas local up Evaro Hill north of Missoula, Mt - 10/09/2013
A MRL business train departs the impressive NP depot in Missoula for a trip to Dixon and back.
The night gas local works up Evaro Hill west of De Smet at dusk. The SDP40 and geeps will be set out at Paradise for local service.
If you like veteran EMD locomotives - and I do - then the MRL is well worth a visit.
A spotless 4312 handles a MRL business train up the east slope of Evaro Hill (MRL's 10th Sub) just west of De Smet.
Power for the Paradise Local is serviced at Missoula.
MRL's Day Gas job eases down Evaro Hill just west of Missoula as a ray of sunshine intersects with the locomotives.
An eastbound manifest rolls out of Missoula Yard past the Bonner Local with BNSF 4940 pushing on the rear. Missoula's classic Northern Pacific depot is visible in the distance south of the yard.
A pair of venerable SD70MACs leading a westbound coal load wait their turn to depart Missoula and head west over the MRL.
In a scene that could have been ripped from the pages of Great Model Railroads a pair of MRL Geeps move from the servicing area to the yard in order to assemble their train for the short run east ... (more)
The route of the Olympian Hiawatha and the Columbian split these signals at Missoula,MT. with electric locomotives on the point.
MRL 4312 and a boxcar head back to Missoula yard after some photo taking in front of the MRL headquarters.
MRL GP35 401 switches Missoula Yard at dusk.