Helper 1 has an additional set of SD70ACes in tow as they roll downgrade over Skyline Trestle with fresh snow on the ground from the previous day.
Four SD70ACe's assist two GE's on the task of lifting their heavy "container grainer" stack train through the Austin Curves and up the 2.2% grade. The name container grainer comes from t... (more)
Montana Rail Link's Helper #1, based out of Livingston, pushes a heavy Westbound coal train up the 1.80% grade of Bozeman Pass and up the Bridger Mountain Range.
Crews are seen wrapping up one of their biweekly power-washing sessions on one of MRL's SD70ACe helper sets at the Helena Roundhouse. After 48 hours of hard runs up and over Mullan Pass, even thes... (more)
Twin SD70ACe (4-pack) helper sets stand ready on the roundhouse tracks at MRL's Helena Yard. Dark skies to the east and wet ground are all that is left of a brief deluge that hit just minutes earl... (more)
A quartet of MRL SD70ACe's glide down Mullan Pass towards Helena, where they'll help to lift another coal train up the hellacious grade.
A five unit set of MRL SD70ACe's cruises down Mullan Pass into Helena, MT after helping a westbound upgrade. The units are closely following an H-PASKCK. Now that both are clear of the main, the l... (more)
Even something so massive as a quartet of SD70ACes can be dwarfed by the sheer size of Montana's mountains and forests. A microcosm of that visual dominance was depicted on a rainy spring afterno... (more)