The temperature is -17, and the thunderous roar of two 20 cylinder 645's in run 8 fill the frigid Winter air as two of the six remaining Montana Rail Link SD45's on lease to BNSF work West with a ... (more)
It is unusual to see MRL locomotives on the Montana high line. I have seen MRL 330 along with MRL 327 several times in the past few weeks.
MRL Helpers (MRL SD70ACe 4303; SD40-2XRs 264, 262; SD45-2s 331, & 330) seen here on a five unit helper set hanging onto the middle of a loaded 15,000 ton coal train as it eases down the west side... (more)
The "Night Gas " is just starting the trip west to Thompson Falls with empties.They will return later with loads to Missoula.
Noise generator (but a noise that is nice to my ears)
The work extra with 60 plus loads of ballast traverses the old L&A/Santa Fe Interchange in Farmersville.
KCS work train with all loaded Herzog rock hoppers.
MRL 330 leads an eastbound NS train with the Birmingham skyline and Sloss Furnaces visible towards the rear of the train.
MRL westbound road freight assaults Bozeman Pass.