Curving along the banks of the Missouri River at Lombard, Montana, on the morning of September 12, 2011, is Montana Rail Link’s 840 local powered by a matching set of MRL SD40-2XRs, Nos. 252 and 2... (more)
While Park City, MT might not be the first place that comes to mind for fall colors, there was some decent color still hanging on as a set of Transfer Power drags an LM out to stage for power. Wit... (more)
With 111 cars on the drawbar, two SD40-2XR's powering a road freight in 2017 are fairly uncommon on the MRL. With the arrival of the 4400 series ACe's, SD40's are now primarily used in yard switch... (more)
Following the course of the Clark Fork, MRL 252 and 113 pair up to bring a lengthy Paradise Local towards St Regis, where they'll switch Tri-Con. Due to plummeting lumber prices in Canada, the cus... (more)
The MRL gas train is returning to Missoula via the tenth sub along the Flathead River.
Skirting the flanks of the Clark Fork River, MRL's Day Gas local returns east towards Missoula after a strenuous morning switching gasoline, jet fuel and diesel fuel cars at Phillip 66's Thompson ... (more)
Look! A 40 foot boxcar in 2014! A lone Montana Rail Link SD40-2XR leads a short MOW reposition move over the Skyline Trestle on a phenomenal morning, where the warming temperature is quickl... (more)
A short maintenance of way train with one of MRL's SD40-2XRs rolls over Skyline Trestle just below the summit of Mullan Pass.
Rumbling along the Missouri River on the morning of September 12, 2011, are two Montana Rail Link SD40-2XRs (Nos. 252 and 253) powering MRL’s Helena Local into Lombard, Montana. In the foreground ... (more)
It’s getting toward the end of the day as Montana Rail Link’s 840 Local rolls along the Missouri River at Lombard. Classy and clean SD40-2XR’s (rebuilt SD40s) Nos. 252 and 253 power the local.
Two Montana Rail Link SD40-2XRs (Nos. 252 and 253) power MRL’s Helena Local into Lombard, Montana, along the Missouri River on September 12, 2011.
Montana Rail Link’s 840 Local is heading back to Helena, Montana, as it rolls through Lombard. Part of the hillside in the background came down and blocked the Northern Pacific main during the 6.6... (more)
Late-afternoon sun casts the classic shadow of an SD40 onto the big cut above Austin as a clean pair of MRL's older units assist two modern GEs on the climb to the summit of Mullan Pass.
MRL's 840 Helena Local departs Townsend after switching several industries and meeting the westbound Q-DENTAC intermodal train. Power for today's local is made up of two MRL SD40-2XR's.
MRL's 840 Helena Local rolls into the entrance to the Missouri River Canyon east of Toston.