A Mission Mountain Railroad train crosses the Pioneer Road grade crossing as it departs La Salle, Montana, on the afternoon of October 10, 2018. Powering the train on the Watco line between Columb... (more)
Milwaukee Road Lives! WAMX EMD MP15AC No. 1598 sits at Columbia Falls, Montana, while operating for Mission Mountain Railroad on October 7, 2018. This former Milwaukee Road locomotives ... (more)
Mission Mountain Railroad has recently painted GP39 (GP39-2) No. 3942 in the colors of a local high school. The locomotive is painted blue and white in honor of the Columbia Falls High School Wild... (more)
A Mission Mountain Railroad crew shuffles a few cars around in Columbia Falls before heading south toward Kalispell.
One of the Mission Mountain's newest repaints, WAMX 3942 rests outside of the railroad's Columbia Falls yard office on a sunny fall morning. 3942 was painted to honor the Columbia Falls Wildcats, ... (more)
Still sporting Milwaukee Road paint 42 years after being outshopped from EMD La Grange, WAMX 1598 basks in some sunlight in Columbia Falls as a storm clears the area. Built as MILW 475 in 9/1975, ... (more)
A faded and grimy former Northern Pacific SW1200 sits in Columbia Falls with covered stacks awaiting its fate. It was originally built as NP 128 in 7/1955, S/N 20321.
With storm clouds looming overhead, a peek of sunlight illuminates WAMX 3946, a former Union Pacific GP39-2 that, despite being weather-beaten and worn, still proudly wears UP Armour Yellow. Now w... (more)
Summer in the Flathead: WAMX SW1200 No. 1214 leads a Mission Mountain Railroad local north towards Columbia Falls just before sunset on July 28, 2014. The trackage is former Great Northern ... (more)
Earning Its Keep: Nearly 58 years after it was built as No. 128 for the Northern Pacific, Watco SW1200 No. 1214 is still earning its for the Mission Mountain Railroad. On May 29, 2013, No. ... (more)
A Mission Mountain Railroad: local works its way north on the afternoon of June 22, 2012. After living in the Flathead Valley for more than a year, I've chased the Mission Mountain a good n... (more)
A Mission Mountain Railroad local storms through Evergreen, Montana on the afternoon of May 15, 2012. Traffic appears to have been growing on this former Great Northern branchline between C... (more)
A Mission Mountain Railroad local switches Kalispell, Montana's industrial district on the afternoon of March 6, 2012. Images such as this could become a thing of the past if the city remov... (more)
A Mission Mountain Railroad local makes its way through downtown Kalispell, Mont. on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. The city of Kalispell is looking for ways to move the railroad and its line side... (more)
Clocking Out: It's almost quitting time for the crew of the Mission Mountain local as it rolls through La Salle, Mont., just south of Columbia Falls, on the afternoon of Nov. 1, 2011. Thank... (more)