An early autumn rain is falling as Montana Rail Link’s MLAUMIS (LM) passes milepost 175 at Clarkston, Montana, on September 29, 2013. Two new EMD SD70ACes power the Laurel to Missoula freight—Nos.... (more)
Local yard crew is working LM before road crew shows up.
LM has worked its way over Mullan Pass and will soon meet counterpart ML in Avon nearing sunset. The day started with the previous LM here at sunrise.....
This is why I leave home. One of the first shots I ever saw of MRL was an impressive image of this train at this spot and it wasn't until 2016 that the "LM" and I actually were in this same spot ... (more)
Doing some running on the banks of the Missouri River in Lombard Canyon east of Toston, Montana, is westbound Montana Rail Link MLAUMIS (Laurel to Missoula manifest) on June 24, 2015.
MRL's ML heads east over Bozeman Pass with the typical blue power assisted by some BNSF units.
MRL's Missoula-Laurel ML heads west over Bozeman Pass, having just crested the summit and now rolling down hill to Livingston.
Greenhorn Trestle:Two of Montana Rail Link's new SD70ACes, Nos. 4401 and 4400, lead the westbound LM across Greenhorn Trestle on the Mullan Pass grade on Oct. 4, 2014. Three more SD70ACes a... (more)
A 80 car LM grinds up the grade over Greenhorn Gulch between Skyline and Weed behind a pair of MRL's newest SD70ACes.
MRL 4401 and 4400 lead the LM in to Livingston with a lone SD45 MRL 326 trailing and 4 brand new SD70ACe's MRL4404, 4407, 4406 and 4405 dead in tow. The 326 and the 4 new ACe's would be dropped ... (more)
Hustling West, two SD70ACe's have a short L-M in tow passing some Fall color along the Little Blackfoot River.
A trio of MRL SD70ACes swing through the horseshoe curve at the west end of Austin siding with a train bound for Missoula.