After helping a BNSF westbound train over the steep grades of Mullan Pass, a standard helper set comprised of a quartet of Montana Rail Link EMD SD70ACes, arrives at their home base of Helena, Mon... (more)
A quartet of Montana Rail Link EMD SD70ACe locomotives, being used in helper service on Mullan Pass west of Helena, are dropping downgrade light engine on the double track between Weed and Austin ... (more)
MRL 4301 leads the ML east around a curve a few miles west of Columbus, MT as it nears the end of its journey from Missoula to Laurel, MT.
After a few days in Sturgis it was time to get back to railroading. I camped beneath a cottonwood tree beside the tracks and watched the passing of trains through the night - some with five unit s... (more)
Three sets of Montana Rail Link helpers slowly make their way back downhill at Skyline. The cattle in the picture were standing on the tracks at the end of the siding. 2500 tons of locomotive ha... (more)
On a crystal clear September 21, 2009, Montana Rail Link’s Missoula to Laurel manifest freight curves through the heart of Montana’s Lombard Canyon just west of the ghost town of Lombard.
Montana Rail Link’s MLAUMIS (Laurel to Missoula manifest freight) edges the calm Missouri River in Lombard Canyon at Lombard, Montana, on September 22, 2009. Powering today’s freight is a pair... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s MMISLAU curves through Bearmouth Canyon at Bearmouth, Montana, on September 20, 2008.
The impressive Rattlesnake Mountains rise high above MRL's Night Gas Local, as it blasts through the small reservation town of Arlee, MT on the 10th Sub.
The impressive Absaroka Mountains stand tall over MRL's Laurel to Missoula manifest, which is clawing its way up the 1.8% grade of Bozeman Pass with a trio of SD70ACe's leading the charge.
MRL's Night gas has just left the yard in Missoula and will shortly take the 10th sub toward Evaro passing a NP era signal mast.
MRL's Night gas local heads to Thompson Falls near Plains skirting the Clark Fork River.
MRL's Night gas local passes under County Rd 382 near Perma.
MRL's Night gas local passes a classic 10th sub scene near Perma skirting the Flathead River.