MRL4313 shoves the "Invasion of Mullan". LAUMIS has a hefty cut of M1A2 Main Battle Tanks cut in heading west. While the tanks are out of view in this picture, the swings are pushing on the tanks,... (more)
This is the helper consist for photo:
The head-end of the train is wrapped around the upper horseshoe at Austin...Mullan ... (more)
MRL4313 helps to lift an export coal load over Mullan Pass, MT. The multiple 10 degree curves at the Austin "loops" add resistance to the heavy unit train as it combats the compensated 2.2% grade.
ATSF640 is the lead locomotive on this manifest. Mid Train MRL4313 adds more horsepower with a manned swing helper.
Light Helpers return to Helena after shoving a westbound freight. The threatening June skies are a common occurrence in Montana. The cool breeze off the high based storms is always a welcome rel... (more)
A helper set from Helena lifts the second half of a Manifest up the 2.2% compensated grade at Skyline Trestle. Depending on car placement and tonnage manifests are often split for the climb over ... (more)