The Montana Rockies Daylight climbs out of Helena headed for Mullan Pass on a hot and dry August afternoon. This train was a two day trip operated by Montana Rockies Rail Tours and the MRL for a t... (more)
Rebuilds under a Big SkyA trio of unique Montana Rail Link locomotives with a westbound freight climbs out of Helena at Tobin, Montana, heading for the 2.2% grades of Mullan Pass on the... (more)
One of the first trains to load at a new ballast quarry on the east slope of NP's Homstake Pass route is seen on a blustry spring day behind a rebuilt SD9 and a geep. Regular service on this line ... (more)
MRL "Montana Rockies Daylight" eastbound is descending Bozeman Pass, Mont. into Livingston on the old Northern Pacific. In charge of the train is MRL's two unique SD-19's, 652 and 651, rated at ... (more)
A rare MRL SD19-1 works the north end of the UP DIT Yard along side an equally rare SD10 that used to be in Indiana Railroad paint.
Two MRL units have a new home in Texas for now as they work in 105 degree heat at the huge Union Pacific inland port just south of Dallas Texas.
Inadvertent fuel price documentation in background ... I bet UP doesn't pay $3,93 / gallon for diesel.
Day Gas winding along the Clark Fork east of Perma.
Pan shot of MRL 652 accelerating away from Dixon.
A Helena to Sandpoint summer passenger excursion is almost to Missoula as it heads west.
MRL 652 is essentially an SD38 shell on an SD9 frame and trucks, with a 16 cylinder 567C engine developing 1,850 horsepower. Kodak Royal Gold 200, Canon AE-1, Tokina 35-70mm f3.5