Montana Rail Link’s Helena switch has almost reached the top of Winston Hill at Winston, Montana, as its returns back to Helena on June 30, 2017. Led by freshly-repainted EMD SD40-2XR (rebuilt SD4... (more)
Heading into the sunset, the deep blue sure looks great when its clean.
The imposing mountains in the background definitely make this a wedge on steroids! 6800 ft of train trail behind the ex C&NW and N&W motors as they still have a long climb ahead of them.
With the imposing Livingston Peak rising in the background, 6800 feet of traffic begins its slow climb over Bozeman Pass with two freshly washed EMD's in charge. The town of Livingston can be seen... (more)
Under a Montana sky, MRL 265 East is working upgrade toward Mullan Pass on a gorgeous September afternoon. AT&SF had its GP60 B units and BN its B30-7 B's - both in rather sizeable numbers; and bo... (more)
A westbound MRL ballast train descends Winston Hill just west of Louisville, MT on a fine fall afternoon. SD40-2XR 265 is in the lead with SD45 355 trailing, one of only two remaining SD45s curren... (more)
A pair of MRL EMDs sit at the ballast quarry in Pipestone waiting for a cut of ballast hoppers to be loaded.
MRL 265 and 109 head west up Winston Hill on the local's way back to Helena, MT from Townsend. This is on MRL's mainline between Lombard Canyon and Helena along the Missouri River.
MRL rebuilt SD40 265 and venerable GP9 no. 109 get a roll on their local as they accelerate out of Townsend, MT and across the Missouri River. The train is about to tackle Winston Hill on its way ... (more)
Montana Rail Link EMD SD40-2XR (rebuilt SD40) No. 265 has work performed in the railroad’s shops in Livingston, Montana, on May 7, 2012. Also in the shops that day on the right are SD35 No. 705 an... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s Helena local meets an eastbound BNSF freight while cresting Winston Hill at Winston, Montana, on the afternoon of May 23, 2011.
Gas local on the way to Thompson Falls
An MRL SD40-2XR and a pair of candy apple Soo SD60's race westward through Minnesota City on empty coke train #891.
Awaiting an 0200 recrew, CP train 891 slumbers the evening away at Galewood with the reflection of red LED signals on its' nose. Looks are deceiving, as this is really a coke movement for the Indi... (more)
Just about the only thing you won't find on the BRC mainline is a BRC unit. This wild MRL-SOO-INRD lash up demonstrates that point well.