Five Montana Rail Link SD45s grind upgrade pushing hard on the rear of a loaded BNSF coal train going west over Bozeman Pass west of Livingston, Montana. Traction sand swirls around the trucks as ... (more)
In most apropos weather, a Montana Rail Link “funeral train” of 17 retired and soon-to-be-scrapped locomotives prepares to leave Livingston, Montana, on May 24, 2011. The group of EMDs, mostly... (more)
Flying East, 10,800 horsepower from three SD45's hustle 8,000 feet of manifest traffic out of Livingston on a spectacular Fall morning.
Over 8,000 feet of manifest works East with a trio of BNSF-leased SD45's, under the watch of the impressive Absaroka Mountains on a beautiful October morning.
The top of Bozeman Pass is near, and the downhill descent will begin shortly thereafter, but until then, 60 cylinders of ex-SP SD45 heaven scream uphill, making a mere 11mph, even with the assista... (more)
Roaring through the calm dusk air, a trio of SD45's hustle 7500 tons of manifest traffic into the siding at Bozeman to wait for their helper set. Lighting assistance by fellow RP contributor AB(2)... (more)
A pair of MRL SD45-2s lead a manifest westbound between two Northern Pacific era signals just west of Big Timber on the Second Sub. This was the only train we saw with a pair of these gems during ... (more)
A MLAUPAS with leased MRL power grinds up Mullan Pass over skyline trestle.
A sexy trio of SD45's leased by BNSF race the forming thunderstorms along the banks of the Yellowstone River on a hot and muggy afternoon.
A sexy trio of SD45's leased by BNSF swing the KCKSPO through one of the many curves along the banks of the Yellowstone River between Reed Point and Quebec on Montana Rail Link's 2nd Subdivision.
3 MRL SD45's lead this westbound BNSF H-KCKSPO across the Montana Rail Link. BNSF has leased these units due to there massive power shortage.
This Is The End: In recent months, nearly a dozen Montana Rail Link SD45-2s have been sold and scrapped in Livingston, Mont. and these three locomotives – leading BNSF Railway's H-KCKSPO1... (more)
Last Stand?: A trio of Montana Rail Link SD45-2s lead a westbound manifest, H-KCKSPO1-21, off the Lake Pend Oreille bridge in Sandpoint, Idaho on the evening of May 25, 2014. BNSF Railway i... (more)
Leasers: Nine of Montana Rail Link's SD45-2s are earning their keep this spring by being leased to BNSF Railway. Most of the engines, like MRL No. 329 and its sister seen here at Alberton, ... (more)
One-hundred cylinders Within the fury of swirling exhaust and sand, five Montana Rail Link EMD SD45s shove hard on a westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe coal train climbing Bozeman P... (more)