Montana Rail Link EMD SD70ACe Nos. 4404 and 4318 power a Helena to Bozeman turn eastbound down Winston Hill approaching Townsend, Montana, on the afternoon of July 7, 2023. During the bridge rebui... (more)
The engineer of the Missoula to Laurel manifest is throttling up the 4404 and 262 as they prepare to climb Mullan Pass.
MRL's counterpart manifests, being the ML and LM, meet in the evening at West Logan.
MRL 4404, the Essential Workers engine leads the Laurel-Missoula freight west across Lombard Canyon.
Its June 2022, on a quiet morning high above Skyline Trestle, the silence is expunged by the iconic sounds of EMDs screaming through the rigid mountainside. 4404 and another Ace combine with a Jim... (more)
The LM is accelerating out of Logan and will wind its way out towards Helena thru Lombard Canyon. The weather was significantly different from this spot west, coming out of overcast, snowy condit... (more)
On a pretty July 5, 2018, morning, Montana Rail Link’s MLAUMIS manifest freight climbs the last bit of grade on Winston Hill approaching Winston, Montana.
April 1 was no joke. With the 4404 bouncing back & forth on the "LM/ML", it would take a great deal of luck to find them...or so I thought. The previous day, the ML got to Laurel at sunr... (more)
MRL SD70ACes 4404 and 4309 lead a ballast train over the Clark Fork.
Thanking our Essential Workers, MRL SD70ACe 4404 pops out of a small tunnel near Quinns, MT.
MRL SD70ACes 4404 and 4309 lead a ballast train east on MRL's 4th Sub.
MRL SD70ACe 4404 departs Paradise, MT crossing the Clark Fork River with a 22 car ballast train.
Wrapped in a scheme to thank our essential workers, MRL SD70ACe 4404 heads onto Main #2 at Tobin with the "ML".
MRL SD70ACe 4404 heads downhill into Helena, MT with the "ML".
MRL SD70ACe 4404 departs the east end of Austin with an 126 car "ML" in tow.