A hair over 7100 tons was too much for three SD45's, so the crew added an unmanned helper set to the headend for dynamic brake effort down the 2.2% Mullan Pass, seen here with its' train strung ou... (more)
Montana Rail Link helpers cut out of a westbound BNSF freight at Elliston, Montana, on September 17, 2012. A member of the helper crew lines the switch back for the main as the helpers get in the ... (more)
A quartet of MRL SD70ACe's glide down Mullan Pass towards Helena, where they'll help to lift another coal train up the hellacious grade.
With the last light of a winters day getting weaker by the moment, MRL 4309 leads a very short Gas Local west out of Missoula on Saturday, February 21, 2009. The second unit, MRL 332, is of intere... (more)
Trouble on Mullan Pass. With sister 4300 not loading properly, 4309 and another MRL ACe are cut into the middle of the heaviest train to ever cross Mullan. The head-end and other mid-train helpers... (more)
New and old mix on the ML today as it sweeps around the curve along the Missouri River outside of Toston, MT.
Helper 4 heads back to Helena.
The two MRL point helpers cut away from the BNSF freight it helped up and over Mullan Pass.
Two MRL SD70ACE helpers lead a Kansas City - Pasco manfest WB down Mullan Pass.
Brand-new SD70ACe leads 3 brethern in a helper set, cutting out from helper duty at Elliston.