Battling Bozeman Pass: Under threatening storm skies, the Spokane to Laurel manifest with four SD45's and a SD45-2XR battle their way up Bozeman Pass.
After completing a power mod, which consisted of setting out two trailing SD45's in Livingston, the SPOLAU departs town under the definition of "Big Sky Country".
Claps of thunder are drowned out by ninety-six EMD cylinders, struggling up the West slope of Bozeman Pass with a heavy manifest destined for Laurel. Montana mountain railroading at its finest!
Trotting East along the banks of the Yellowstone River, three EMD vets cruise along with a heavy SPOLAU on the drawbars.
Five veteran EMD's with a heavy Spokane to Laurel manifest is easing down the Emerald Hills with its 1.80% grade of Bozeman Pass.
Manned helpers on the rear of a heavy soybean load push West after meeting the Spokane - Laurel, being led by five veteran EMD's. You honestly can't beat the way the MRL railroads, old school EMD'... (more)
The Crazy Mountains stand high above three veteran EMD's hustling an Eastbound manifest past t-bones, ribeyes and even some veal grazing on one of the many Montana ranches.
Dynamic brakes howl out of five veteran EMD's which have a heavy Spokane to Laurel manifest on the drawbars, easing down the emerald hills and 1.80% grade of Bozeman Pass.
Ninety six EMD cylinders battle gravity and wet rail climbing Bozeman Pass. The sound was amazing.