Montana Rail Link’s Helena switch works upgrade into Winston, Montana, on the morning of July 5, 2018. This is the “local” out of Helena that switches the cement plant and RY Timber at Townsend is... (more)
Thundering right along on the approach to Big Timber, a massive derailment would find this train tied down in Livingston for the next 48 hours.
As parts of the Midwest hit temps around -50, I was thankful to be in a much more manageable 40 degree state. Making it even more enjoyable were these classic 40's wheeling around a chilly Yellows... (more)
3 classic motors are in the company notch with clear blocks to Livingston as they pull through the curves west of Quebec.
After all these years the Farmers and Occidental Grain elevators still stand in Reed Point.
Although not as scenic as the 10th, 4th or even 3rd Sub, the MRL's 2nd Sub still has plenty to offer and contrary to belief is not flat or straight. Seen here curving through the classic eastern M... (more)
Consecutively numbered elephant style 40's dig in as they slide through the bluffs near Columbus. Certainly a nice sight considering all 4 new ACe's are on property at this point.
Montana Rail Link’s train No. 840, the Helena local, heads into Lombard, Montana, on the afternoon of June 19, 2014, powered by a matching set of EMD SD40-2XRs (rebuilt SD40s), Nos. 262 and 263.
Somebody’s gonna have to move… Maintenance-of-way is done for the day and tucked into the short house track. Now the bunched-up traffic is moving again in Montana’s Lombard Canyon on Ju... (more)
If a locomotive could enjoy the weather Instead of polishing the rails in a frigid Big Sky Country winter, Montana Rail Link EMD SD40-2XR No. 262 soaks up the California sunshine as par... (more)
MRL's 840 local from Helena heads toward Logan to swap cars with the 844 local, seen here from the bluffs above the Missouri River near Clarkston.
A pair of MRL SD40-2Rs still in the original scheme pull the 840 local down to Logan for interchange with other MRL jobs, seen here departing Clarkston.
Heading east through scenic Lombard Canyon is Montana Rail Link 840, the Helena local, headed for some switching at Trident late on the afternoon of June 15, 2014.
Montana Rail Link’s Helena local meets a westbound BNSF coal train at Clarkston, Montana, on October 1, 2013. MRL SD40s (Rebuilt by MRL and labeled SD40-2XR) Nos. 262 and 253 power the local.
A pair of rebuilt SD40s ease the 840 local into Logan, where after exchanging cars with the 844 local, will return back to Helena to tie up for the night.