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Mountain Railroading in the Rockies
The drama, power, majestic mountains, steel rails and iron will of lugging tonnage over the Rockies...
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Photo ID: 501554

The 5476 East in the lap of the mountains.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Bison, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5476
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 13, 2014


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Oct 10, 2014

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Photo ID: 501552

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)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Windy Point, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7339
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 13, 2014


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Oct 10, 2014

Views: 1,752
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Photo ID: 501537

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)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 8811
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 13, 2013


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 10, 2014

Views: 3,910
Comments: 1

Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 501468

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.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Arvada, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4161
Train ID: MNYGJ 09
Photo Date: October 09, 2014


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By: John Crisanti

Added: Oct 10, 2014

Views: 2,522
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Photo ID: 501440

A new EMD SD70ACe leads an empty Centralia, WA coal train through the curves above Austin on the east side of Mullan Pass.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Austin, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8435
Train ID: E CECABM0 59A
Photo Date: September 26, 2014


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By: Austin S....

Added: Oct 09, 2014

Views: 2,083
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Photo ID: 501396

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)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Skyline, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BN 7070
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 11, 1997


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Oct 09, 2014

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People's Choice 1

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Photo ID: 501394

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.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Noxon, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6991
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 02, 2014


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Oct 09, 2014

Views: 2,506
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 501355

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)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Skyline, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 4306
Train ID: M MISLAU1 04A
Photo Date: October 04, 2014


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Oct 09, 2014

Views: 3,705
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Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 501223

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)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Skyline, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6720
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 06, 2014


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By: Peter Hürzeler

Added: Oct 08, 2014

Views: 3,738
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Photo ID: 501197

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)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Noxon, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7394
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 02, 2014


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Oct 07, 2014

Screener's Choice
People's Choice 2

Views: 19,550
Comments: 10

Favorited: 149


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Photo ID: 501194

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.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Skyline, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 4302
Train ID: Helper 1
Photo Date: October 03, 2014


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By: Austin S....

Added: Oct 07, 2014

Views: 3,228
Comments: 2

Favorited: 20

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Photo ID: 501109

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.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SDP40-2XR
Location: Skyline, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 290
Train ID: Jimbo
Photo Date: October 04, 2014


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By: Austin S....

Added: Oct 07, 2014

Views: 2,849
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 501108

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.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Blossburg, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 9255
Train ID: C BAMSPB0 36A
Photo Date: October 04, 2014


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By: Austin S....

Added: Oct 07, 2014

Views: 2,278
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 501053

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.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C41-8W (Dash 8-41CW)
Location: Austin, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 927
Train ID: X HYDJAM9 02A
Photo Date: October 04, 2014


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By: Austin S....

Added: Oct 06, 2014

Views: 2,117
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Photo ID: 501051

A 80 car LM grinds up the grade over Greenhorn Gulch between Skyline and Weed behind a pair of MRL's newest SD70ACes.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Skyline, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 4401
Train ID: M LAUMIS1 02A
Photo Date: October 04, 2014


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By: Austin S....

Added: Oct 06, 2014

Views: 2,695
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12

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