Trotting East along the Clark Fork River and the 4th Sub, MRL 4312 East has 21 gasoline empties and 9 diesel fuel empties at track speed on a cold Winter morning.
BNSF 4156 rolls east towards Plains, Montana through the beautiful mountainous landscape.
BNSF 6791 races west out of Plains, Montana with two Boeing fuselages.
Montana Rail Link's westbound Gas Local skirts the Clark Fork River as it approaches Plains, Montana. Just 10 cars for the local on this day. MRL's Gas Local carries gasoline, diesel fuel, as well... (more)
Westbound Boeing plane bodies on a BNSF trackage right train over Montana Rail Link in ironocally, Plains, Montana.
Montana Rail Link SD45 #318 takes the gas local from Thompson Falls, MT to Missoula, MT seen here along the Clark Fork just west of Plains, Montana.
An eastbound BN overhead train rolls through the Clark Fork River flood plain between Plains and Paradise MT.
Night gas loads pass through Plains
MRL 332 leads the gas train through a pair of old NP signal bridges in Plains, Mt.
45. The only train I will see on the Montana Rail Link on my 138 mile drive along MRL tracks on day 3 until I get to the Missoula yard. I did see a bunch of signs warning of mountain sheep and lon... (more)
Paradise Local ran to Thompson Falls before sunrise to get around daylight MOW. Train will now head down to Saint Regis.
Westbound Conoco loads for Pipeline glide along the Clark Fork.
3 big units lead an Eastbound freight under an old NP signal bridge at Plains Montana, I believe this was a Pasco to Kansas City train.