Three sets of Montana Rail Link helpers slowly make their way back downhill at Skyline. The cattle in the picture were standing on the tracks at the end of the siding. 2500 tons of locomotive ha... (more)
The lead units of a westbound coal train pass over the Skyline trestle.
After exchanging cars at the talc plant, the local makes its way down the jointed rail of the MRL 5th sub.
With a puff of smoke, the local train departs Logan headed for the Talc plant at Three Forks.
A westbound coal train reflects off the calm waters of the Missouri River behind the Toston dam.
This eastbound train was tied down at Big Timber when I arrived. A new crew has the train put back together and accelerating past the grain elevators trackside.
A new Tier 4 locomotive is leading a train which is moving along at 50 or 60 mph leaving Big Timber, Montana. I'll have to admit I was snoozing in the car and almost missed this fast moving train... (more)
An eastbound grain train running along the Missouri River in Lombard Canyon. This is the second of two trains which came within a few minutes of each other. After this one, the line was closed f... (more)
Extra power tied down just outside the Livingston yard.
What a nice sound these GP35s make shuffling cars around the yard at Logan, Montana.
This eastbound coal train was stopped at a red signal at Toston before dawn. I made it to this hill at Lombard to watch the sun come up and the train appeared with nice early morning light.
Montana Rail Link helpers slowly moving back downhill to Helena. This photo is taken from Austin Road at the Skyline trestle.
Coming off the Greenhorn trestle, this train is incredibly loud as they pour it on at Skyline siding.
4483 splits the signals at Tobin, Montana. Trains, most with mid-train helpers in place, wait here for the signal to begin their climb of Mullan Pass. At the right in the photograph is the impre... (more)
Trains sitting in the Helena yard are getting ready to head west over Mullan Pass.