Montan Rail Link's primary non-BNSF freight is the Missoula-Laurel daily freight (ML eastbound/LM westbound). On this day the old guard and new guard came together as an SD45/SD40/SD70ACe combo ro... (more)
Autumn gold to winter white Mother Nature can’t decide what season to be in as an eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe grain train descends Mullan Pass and curves over Montana Rail Li... (more)
Fall is turning into Winter, as a BNSF eastbound grain train slides down Mullan Pass and over Montana Rail Link's Austin Creek Trestle. An SD45 (-2) leads MRL's only SDP40, a BN SD40-2, and a MRL ... (more)
Waiting to see the eastbound BNSF geometry train (seen here and here... (more)
SD45-2 325 and SD70ACe 4302 head to the west end of Missoula Yard where they will be added to BNSF’s Pasco to Laurel manifest for the eastbound trip over MRL’s 3rd Sub.
MRL 325 an ex SP SD45 upgraded to -2 standards, MRL 406 an ex SP GP35, and MRL 608 an ex DM&IR SD9 parked at the engine terminal in Missoula.
A huge 10 unit consist leads the #841 local back to Livingston.Actually the lead 7 motors are 2 helper sets ahead of the locals 2 units.The local was over 50 cars and the dispatcher decided to put... (more)
Where else but on the MRL can you see a consist like this? This is actually the Livingston Local #841 with 2 sets of helpers on the point for the trip back to Livingston.This massive 10 unit consi... (more)
MRL mix freight heading west with SD45 350 and SD40-2 250 4 miles from Livingston MT