Fog rolling off the Clark Fork dissipates into the warmth of a rising sun and swirls around Montana Rail Link’s westbound day gas local arriving at Pipeline at Thompson Falls, Montana, on October ... (more)
Day Gas rolls along the picturesque Flathead River. Truly a gorgeous area!
While Park City, MT might not be the first place that comes to mind for fall colors, there was some decent color still hanging on as a set of Transfer Power drags an LM out to stage for power. Wit... (more)
With 111 cars on the drawbar, two SD40-2XR's powering a road freight in 2017 are fairly uncommon on the MRL. With the arrival of the 4400 series ACe's, SD40's are now primarily used in yard switch... (more)
A westbound welded rail train makes is way up grade along the Clark Fork River at Woodlin near Thompson Falls, MT after dropping new CWR at Eddy. This train was moving to mile 36 to drop the balan... (more)
MRL's Day Gas crosses the Thompson River in Thompson Falls just east of Woodlin on MRL's 4th Subdivision. The standard team of MRL 4406 and 4408 are once again in charge of this assignment as it h... (more)
Leading BNSF’s HKCKSPO freight are Montana Rail Link EMD SD45s Nos. 355 and 326 (MRL labels the rebuilt locomotives SD45-2s) crossing a bridge at Tuscor, Montana, on September 26, 2014.
Powered by EMD SD70ACes Nos. 4312 and 4403, Montana Rail Link’s Laurel to Missoula manifest freight follows the meandering edge of the Missouri River in Lombard Canyon east of Toston, Montana, on ... (more)
While thunderstorms build to the south and west, Montana Rail Link’s Laurel to Missoula manifest freight negotiates Lombard Canyon east of Toston, Montana, on June 28, 2017.
Almost to the summitA westbound BNSF manifest freight powered by three Montana Rail Link SD45s exits Bozeman Pass Tunnel in a swirl of exhaust and is about to crest the summit of Bozema... (more)
Blue and orangeA manifest freight led by Montana Rail Link SD70ACe No. 4400 works through Lombard Canyon just west of Lombard, Montana, on the afternoon of June 25, 2016. Three blue ACe... (more)
Montana Rail Link #4406 leads the morning empty gas train returning to Missoula from Thompson Falls, Montana, along the Flathead River near McDonald. The sky is hazy from a major forest fire near ... (more)
The first of two mountain grades has been conquered for this Laurel to Missoula manifest freight as it eases out of the tunnel on the top of Bozeman Pass.
MRL 265 and 109 head west up Winston Hill on the local's way back to Helena, MT from Townsend. This is on MRL's mainline between Lombard Canyon and Helena along the Missouri River.
Three of MRLs fine second generation EMDs (along with a BNSF SD70MAC) struggle up the 2.2% grade on the east side of Mullan Pass.