The sun has just broken through the clouds as Montana Rail Link's Helena Local returns to Helena, Montana, rolling past overhead BNSF trains staged for the journey west over Mullan Pass. The local... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s Helena local heads toward some stormy weather as it climbs Winston Hill past milepost 215 east of Winston Montana, on the afternoon of July 7, 2022. The four-car local is goi... (more)
The last in a series of westbound trains up Winston Hill this evening was the MRL Helena Local heading back west to Helena from Townsend.
The MRL Helena Local heads west on the Montana City Branch.
MRL 355 leads the Helena Local up Winston Hill, the sun sets as the 355 rounds the curve as it just about splits the old Searchlight signals. Notice the newer "Vader" Signals waiting on ... (more)
MRL 355 blurs past the soon-to-be-replaced searchlights on Winston Hill.
The last active MRL SD45 leads the Helena Local up hill at Winston at last light.
The MRL Montana City Local has just finished switching Montana City and is heading back towards the mainline to go to Townsend
MRL's Helena local accelerates towards the yard in East Helena after making it's pick-up off the Montana City branch on the return trip from Townsend.
MRL's Helena local accelerates westbound from it's work at Townsend, MT as it crosses the Missouri River. On this day it would be a "hurry up and wait" as the local would meet 2 EB's an... (more)
The Montana Rail Link's Helena Local has arrived in Townsend, Montana after switching out the limestone quarry outside of town. The crew has cut the GP9 and SD45 off from the train and backed on t... (more)
MRL 355 leads the Laurel to Bozeman turn on a nice afternoon. Its the last SD45 active on the MRL roster.
The westbound Helena local is a few miles from their return trip to Helena being completed, as they enter East Helena with their 5 car train.
The westbound Helena local takes the siding at Louisville, headed back towards Helena once they meet an Eastbound.