MRL GP35 401 switches Missoula Yard at dusk.
BNSF 5454 heads a westbound stack train up the 10th Sub. on Montana Rail Link's Evaro Hill just outside of Missoula. The 10th Sub. splits from the 4th at DeSmet and rejoins at Paradise, essentiall... (more)
MRL 290, the lone SDP40 on the roster, sits by the roundhouse on a cool Winter evening. 290 would trail to Livingston on the "ML" where it'll receive traction motor work.
For the first time in nearly a year, Montana Rail Link dispatched a local down the former Northern Pacific Darby Branch, south of Missoula. The line had been shut down in June 2011 after fl... (more)
One of the endless coal trains plying the MRL briefly pauses in Missoula for a crew change.
A full moon illuminates the MRL Diesel Service Facility in Missoula on a cold but clear night in Western Montana.
Two Dash 9s on this Tacoma, WA bound stack train wait idling on the main track for a crew to take this train west on the MRL.
One of the MRL's rebuilt SD-9s leads a work train back to Missoula .
The morning gas local drops downgrade towards Missoula on a warm July day.
The roundhouse is gone now, but I believe the turntable is still there.
A stop in Missoula brings new passengers, fuel, water, and a crew change to the North Coast Hiawatha, in this scene from 35 years ago. I've also noticed that the two number boards are different.
So Fresh, So Clean: Montana Rail Link SD70ACe 4312 leads the Night Gas on the evening of May 23, 2011. The engine is the first of its class to wear the new MRL paint scheme and it carries i... (more)
A matching set of Milwaukee box cabs E47B, C and A are switching Missoula, MT. In 3 trips down there these were the only box cabs we saw in operation. Everything else was Little Joes or diesels.... (more)
6 units in various colors and models are departing Missoula, MT westbound on the former Northern Pacific. This was a colorful time on the newly formed BN.