With the SD45's slowly fading from service, the Livingston Local is about as good as it gets on the MRL nowadays. Matched - classic power, mountain grades and industry switching; what could be be... (more)
With the wildfire smoke temporarily blown elsewhere, we are treated to a beautiful view of the hills of Bozeman Pass as well as Canyon Mountain rises in the background. I was lucky, the smoke woul... (more)
Building their train for the day, this pair of ex DRGW GP35's are wound up as they work in the yard.
With the wildfire smoke blown someplace else for a day, the only smoke on Bozeman Pass is the pair of ex DRGW GP35's that make up the Livingston Local. On their knees as they grind up the hill, se... (more)
Trio of ex Oakway SD60's are full throttle pulling out of Munger as they thunder towards Minntac.
A gorgeous day with a somber mood, the #215 wouldn't last on this job much longer, replaced by IC SD40-3's not long after this was taken. Once replaced, the #215 would never return to Two Harbors.... (more)
I wanted to take a moment and look at a timewhen the clock turned back. After the maroon purge between 2006-2008, in which 38 DM&IR units were either sold, scrapped or repainted, it was very rare ... (more)
With no other opposing traffic for 40 miles, the Day Gas accelerates out of Plains as they head the long way back to Missoula.
As the Night Gas rolls into Plains for a meet at the end of a perfect MT day, astute observers will notice MRL log cars on the head end. MRL log flats are making a comeback after the majority of t... (more)
With heavy upgrades underway to the 10th Sub, the Night Gas runs the longer, but just as scenic 4th Sub. Seen here ambling along the Clark Fork, they will follow the river for a good portion of th... (more)
With the preferred route undergoing heavy upgrades, the Night Gas takes the long way to Pipeline via the 4th Sub, seen here blasting through a rock cut just east of Frenchtown.
After making quick work of Pipeline, the Day Gas heads back to Missoula. It will be a little longer trip as they are a river runner, but they will make good time home nonetheless.
Making good time, the Day Gas is ambling along the gorgeous Flathead River as they head back to Missoula. Although they are a river runner both ways, they will still make good time home.
SD45's pass each other...Helper 1 shoves hard on a coal load that is just about the crest the hill as Helper 2 waits in the siding at Muir for them to pass before dropping back down into Livingsto... (more)
Wide open just west of Craver.