With the formidable Mission Mountains dominating the horizon to the east, four SD40-2's lead the westbound Night Gas along the tranquil waters of the Flathead River in the fading evening light jus... (more)
After switching the gasoline facility at Pipeline, just east of Thompson Falls, MRL's Night Gas highballs town at sunset and begins its journey back to Missoula.
Beneath the incredible backdrop of the Mission Mountains far to the east, a rare quartet of SD40-2's lead the westbound Night Gas through one of the few remaining locations with sunlight along the... (more)
In the final minutes of golden evening light at then end of a beautiful fall day, the outbound Night Gas climbs Evaro Hill at Nagos as the sun casts a vibrant yellow on the grassy hills.
The two units on MRL's outbound Night Gas were hard at work to lift their loaded train up the 2.2% grade of Evaro Hill as they crossed Marent Gulch Trestle on a crisp, clear summer afternoon in Mo... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s night gas local crosses the Jocko River at Ravalli, Montana, on the afternoon of May 8, 2012.
Montana Rail Link’s Night Gas Local swings westbound through the long curve near Arlee, Montana, on the afternoon of May 8, 2012. On the point is EMD SD70ACe No. 4312.
SD45-2 332, SD70ACe 4308, and GP9s 113 and 127 depart from Missoula with the combined Night Gas and Polson Locals.
Waiting to see the eastbound BNSF geometry train (seen here and here... (more)
SD45-2 332, SD70ACe 4308, and GP9s 113 and 127 depart Missoula with the combined Night Gas and Polson Locals.
Instead of taking the shorter yet steeper Evaro Hill route, the Night Gas Local rolls along the Clark Fork River on MRL's 4th Subdivision. The train is near Alberton, MT working its way towards Th... (more)
After completing the climb over Evaro Hill, the night gas local is back up to track speed as it approaches Arlee, MT at 40 MPH
MRL 4308 and SD45 382 lead the night gas local over Marent Gulch as they climb the 2.2% grade of Evaro Hill.
The Night Gas begins its journey WB out of Missoula with an ACe/SD45 combo.
The "Night Gas", headed up by an SD35 SD45 SD35 combination departs from Missoula en route to Thompson Falls