The gas local heads works west along the Clark Fork River as it approaches Plains.
The gas local heads east at the Flathead River crossing on the 10th sub between Perma and Paradise.
With the calm Flathead River acting as a mirror on a beautiful fall afternoon, MRL's Gas Local cruises through this scene on it's way to Missoula.
MRL 4408 leads the Eastbound Gas Local West of Plains.
The MRL gas local climbs Evaro hill with some nice wild sunflowers in the foreground.
The MRL gas local speeds through Weeksville on a warm summer afternoon.
For a few days this summer the usual SD70 pair for the gas local was broken up as #4408 was taken offline and replaced with #253, an SD40. This was a rare opportunity to see a conventional cab bac... (more)
MRL's Night Gas local out near Perma, MT along the Flathead River. The train runs pretty much daily leaving Missoula in the late afternoon, running to Thompson Falls where a transfer is made to a... (more)
For a few days the usual SD70 pair for the gas local was broken up as #4408 was taken offline and replaced with #253, an SD40. This was a rare opportunity to see a conventional cab leader back on ... (more)
MRL's Gas Local on the return trip from Thompson Falls, MT, to Missoula, MT.
Passing by an abandoned homestead on the Flathead River, Montana Rail Link’s Day Gas Local heads back to Missoula, Montana on MRL's 10th Subdivision.
From an October 2005 visit to Montana three SD35s lead the Day Gas east at Perma. I was probably here to see 4449 but picked up this train as a very nice bonus. The backlighting worked well on th... (more)
A trio of MRL SD35s are eastbound on the 10th Sub just a bit east of Dixon with the Gas Local. The three SDs will make quick work of Evaro Hill as they make their way back to Missoula
Montana Rail Link’s Gas Local crosses one of the interesting steel bridges over the Clark Fork River.