On a warm September evening, an eastbound empty coal train begins the climb towards the top of the hill at Ulm and another load of coal from the Powder River Basin.
An eastbound BNSF manifest tops Winston Hill as the last rays of sunlight illuminate the sky on a warm summer evening.
MRL's first two SD70ACes are making their maiden westbound run on Laurel-Missoula manifest. Just a few minutes of sunshine remain as the train rolls up the Yellowstone River Valley west of Big Ti... (more)
The returning Helena Local begins the westbound climb of Winston Hill after crossing the Missouri River just outside Townsend, Montana. This local works to Logan and then west up the 5th Sub to e... (more)
To accommodate some work on the railroad, the Day Gas and Night Gas schedules were altered for a few weeks which placed the Night Gas in locations along its route hours earlier than typical. Here... (more)
A westbound grain train climbs towards the summit of Marias Pass just west of Bison, Montana. The storms that left snow on the mountains stripped most of the trees of their fall leaves the days b... (more)
With the setting sun at the horizon, a loaded, westbound coal train moves slowly through the siding at Dutch, WY waiting for an eastbound train on the main line.
Before the new SD70ACe locomotives arrived on the property, MRL powered the Gas Locals with a trio of SD35s. Here MRL 702, 703 & 705 lead the train westbound out of Missoula into the evening ligh... (more)
An empty coal train climbs out of Dutch, Wyoming at sunset ahead of an approaching storm.
MRL's westbound manifest, the LM, exits Rocky Canyon after crossing Bozeman Pass and is headed toward the Gallatin Valley.
A westbound grain train rolls through Johnston's Curve on the edge of Glacier National Park near Belton, Montana.