The 5476 East in the lap of the mountains.
After chasing the 4302 East all morning there was a dearth of westbound traffic as now preferred with the inexorable movement of the sun. I called the Snow Slip Inn and asked them to keep the baco... (more)
CP 8811 operating as a DPU gives a shove to a westbound potash train along Morant's curve just east of Lake Louise. AB. The train is ascending Kicking Horse Pass along the Bow River and soon will ... (more)
Rain, fog, and wheel slip. That pretty much sums up of what's happening here. An SD70M, AC6044CW, and SD40N lead the North Yard - Grand Jct manifest as they climb the grade at Big Ten Curve.
A new EMD SD70ACe leads an empty Centralia, WA coal train through the curves above Austin on the east side of Mullan Pass.
A clash of seasons An early autumn snowfall in the higher elevations of Mullan Pass surrounds Skyline Trestle (a.k.a. Austin Creek Trestle) at Skyline, Montana, on October 11, 1997. Low... (more)
A westbound BNSF grain train rumbles along the blue waters of the Clark Fork between Noxon and Heron, Montana, over MRL’s scenic Fourth Subdivision on October 2, 2014.
Four "unmanned" Mullan Pass helper SD70ACe's lead another duo on a heavy 111-car "ML" over the incredible Skyline Trestle on a chilly Fall morning. You sure can tell which units spend the most tim... (more)
Flying high in the sky...
but first these B737 fuselages have to be completed in Boeing's Renton facility. A single BNSF ES44C4 #6720 is hauling a short Boeing train over MRL's 3rd Sub on thi... (more)
An eastbound BNSF freight crosses Noxon Bridge west of Noxon, Montana, just after sunrise on October 2, 2014. Fog is quickly burning off over the Clark Fork this cool morning on Montana Rail Link’... (more)
Helper 1 has an additional set of SD70ACes in tow as they roll downgrade over Skyline Trestle with fresh snow on the ground from the previous day.
A short ballast train eases to a stop while a crew member walks up to the MOW crew to prepare the train to dump on Skyline Trestle.
The head end of this Boardman coal load eases over the crest of Mullan Pass and starts the easy journey on to the next crew change point at Missoula.
A former Santa Fe Dash 8-41CW leads an assortment of covered hoppers through the reverse curves above Austin while easing down the east side of Mullan Pass.
A 80 car LM grinds up the grade over Greenhorn Gulch between Skyline and Weed behind a pair of MRL's newest SD70ACes.