On the morning of July 4th MRL and 2 Livingston helpers out running to move several westbound's over Bozeman Pass. Here helper #2 returns to town as it makes it's way down the pass.
A set of MRL helper units changes ends near the east switch at Austin, Montana on the 3rd Sub, and will proceed down the main and couple onto the rear of a stalled out BNSF grain train in order to... (more)
After assisting a stalled westbound BNSF grain train up Mullan Pass, MRL helper set #3 coasts downgrade near Austin on the MRL's 3rd Subdivision.
With 2 units on the head end, MRL helper 2 cut in, 2 DPU's and helper 3 shoving on the rear, this stalled westbound comes to life as it leaves Austin.
After assisting a previous westbound to the summit, a 4 pack of MRL SD70ACe's prepare to rescue a stalled grain train at Austin as they await a signal to back onto the train.
2 sets of 3 MRL SD70ACes are the helpers based in Livingston, MT on the MRL 1st Subdivision. One set is pushing a BNSF Manifest Westbound, the other is waiting for a Westbound BNSF Grain to push o... (more)
Livingston Peak and the snow caped Absaroka Range watch over Montana Rail Link's daily Laurel to Missoula manifest as it begins the hard 1.8% climb up Bozeman Pass west of Livingston, MT.
MRL 4303 leading the "M-L" around the curve at Austin, MT on the east side of Mullan Pass.
Helper 1 prepares to detach from a westbound loaded grain train.
A five unit set of MRL SD70ACe's cruises down Mullan Pass into Helena, MT after helping a westbound upgrade. The units are closely following an H-PASKCK. Now that both are clear of the main, the l... (more)
A waxing-gibbous moon rises behind MRL's L-M manifest in the pre-evening light as it starts the hard grind up Bozeman Pass west of Livingston, MT.
The westbound L-M pulls up Bozeman Pass near Livingston, MT with Livingston Peak behind.
An eastbound M-L descending Mullan Pass toward Helena, MT.
The LM makes a late afternoon appearance on its way to Missoula.
An MRL point helper pops out of Mullan Tunnel pulling a detouring BNSF stack train over MRL.