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.
Night Gas begins its assault of the grade headed up to Evaro.
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.
Smoke from a distant wildfire adds a haze to the sky.
Night Gas Local is beginning its trip to Pipeline @ Thompson Falls, heading up the famed 10th Sub here.
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.