An SD70MAC leads a unit coke train into MRL's Missoula Yard for a crew change. The train is bound for Roberts Bank, BC and most likely movement to China.
Late afternoon finds the night gas local heading out of Missoula for Thompson Falls. In the consist are two GP9s bound for Paradise.
BNSF 7585, CSX 7633 and CSX 8610 pass the MRL engine terminal as they arrive in Missoula with a BNSF grain train.
Before the new SD70ACe locomotives arrived on the property, MRL powered the Gas Locals with a trio of SD35s. Here MRL 702, 703 & 705 lead the train westbound out of Missoula into the evening ligh... (more)
A BNSF grain train prepares to depart Missoula, Montana on Montana Rail Link's 3ed Sub on the afternoon of September 21, 2009. In the foreground is a member of the University of Montana Hang Glidi... (more)
Montana is a great place to trace the footprints of the Milwaukee Road. The depot seen here sits along the river, it's tracks now a pedestrian walk. Built in 1910, the depot was used as a passen... (more)
MRL 4308 is seen leading the 'night gas' along the Evero Hill line near Arlee- 30/08/2009
The power for the Paradise local being serviced after the labor day weekend.
The night gas local departs Missoula for Thompson Falls with the power for the Paradise local in the consist after the labor day weekend.
With their train in tow the crew of MRLs Darby local starts the trip down the Bitterroot Branch on the morning of Friday, May 22, 2009. Behind the two GP35s is traffic for costomers at Victor and ... (more)
There is a warbonnet in this eastbound consist, heading out of Missoula.
Montana Rail Link's Darby Local heads south on the morning of May 6, 2009. Behind its lead unit is NREX 2020, a low emissions locomotive currently being tested on Montana Rail Link.
Excess cars and dark signals reflect the state of the economy at this time. These boxcars are for sale, by the way.
Shift change at the Assistant Chief's Desk. Not much happening at the moment across the railroad, account weather in the Dakotas. Taken with permission from MRL.