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Montana Rail Link
The beautiful MRL including BNSF overhead traffic.
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Photo ID: 830394

The conductor minds the first of two cattle gates that the Harrison local negotiates as it approaches it's namesake destination. A wintry mix approaches from the mountains.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2R
Location: Harrison, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 265
Train ID: Harrison Local
Photo Date: April 19, 2023


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By: James Guffey

Added: Apr 25, 2023

Views: 6,685
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Photo ID: 822175

MRL's Missoula-Laurel manifest train heads east on the 2nd Sub.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Winston, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 4310
Train ID: MRL M MISLAU1 15
Photo Date: June 15, 2022


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By: Tim Stevens

Added: Jan 14, 2023

Views: 807
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Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 815819

96 cylinders of EMD 710 power thunder up Mullan Pass with the Laurel-Missoula.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Austin, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 4402
Train ID: M LAUMIS1 01A
Photo Date: July 01, 2020


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Oct 28, 2022

Views: 3,030
Comments: 1

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Photo ID: 815666

MRL 263 and company fly west with the short LAUBOZ on the drawbars while a severe storm in Eastern Montana builds in the distance.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2XR
Location: Big Timber, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 263
Train ID: R LAUBOZ1 01A
Photo Date: July 01, 2022


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Oct 26, 2022

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Photo ID: 807672

MRL's "Night Gas" accelerates out of a work window near Alberton, MT crossing Fish Creek trestle on the 4th subdivision.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Alberton, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 4408
Train ID: Night Gas
Photo Date: June 12, 2022


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Jul 16, 2022

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Photo ID: 807106

All Blue As a end of a Era encroaches on Montana Railroading, a Laurel-Missoula manifest climbs Mullan Pass at Austin, MT. The train is assisted up the 2.2% grade with the help of a quar... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: AUSTIN , Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 4405
Train ID: none
Photo Date: July, 2022


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Jul 10, 2022

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Photo ID: 806762

For a few days the usual SD70 pair for the gas local was broken up as #4408 was taken offline and replaced with #253, an SD40. This was a rare opportunity to see a conventional cab leader back on ... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: St Regis, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 253
Train ID: Gas Local
Photo Date: July 03, 2022


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By: John Fry

Added: Jul 05, 2022

People's Choice 1

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Photo ID: 805956

Montana Rail Link's "ML" manifest snakes it's way through Lombard Canyon (and under the former Milwaukee Road Pacific Extension) in the distance.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: East Lombard, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 4315
Train ID: ML
Photo Date: June 11, 2022


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Jun 25, 2022

Views: 2,425
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Photo ID: 805350

Layne Staley's voice echoes off the Sixteen Mile Canyon walls as relaxation is in full swing. Good music, good people and good food. I had to step away from the stove while making huckleberry panc... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Lombard, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5365
Train ID: H SPOLAU1 13
Photo Date: August 14, 2017


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Jun 17, 2022

Views: 1,582
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Photo ID: 803780

One of the two Livingston, MT-based helper sets, a pair of SD70ACe bracketing the one-of-a-kind for MRL, SDP40, are against a CP AC4400CW as the train climbs toward Bozeman Pass and thunderstorms ... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Muir, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 4400
Train ID: MRL Helper 2
Photo Date: May 16, 2022


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: May 27, 2022

Views: 4,055
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Favorited: 20


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Photo ID: 801297

Beginning the arduous climb over Mullan Pass is Burlington Northern train 123 at Tobin, just west of Helena, Montana, on September 10, 1995. A portion of the city of Helena can be seen in the back... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Tobin, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BN 7077
Train ID: BN 123
Photo Date: September 10, 1995


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 23, 2022

Views: 2,182
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Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 799441

A trio of EMD's operating in the Montana Rail Link's Livingston helper pool have tied on to the rear of an eastbound manifest freight and are beginning the shove out of Bozeman, Montana as the eve... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Bozeman, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 4403
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 06, 2022


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Mar 30, 2022

Views: 1,571
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Photo ID: 798025

BNSF 5454 rolls west at Desmet on the edge of Missoula, MT where it will divert off the 4th Sub and instead climb Evaro Hill on the 10th Sub. Heavier westbound trains normally take the 4th Sub wes... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Missoula, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5454
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 22, 2012


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 14, 2022

Views: 1,823
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Photo ID: 793145

Montana Rail Link EMD F45 No. 391 leads the MRL ML (Missoula to Laurel manifest) freight eastbound down the 2.2 percent grade of Mullan Pass approaching Austin, Montana, on September 2, 2003.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD F45
Location: Austin, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 391
Train ID: MRL ML
Photo Date: September 02, 2003


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 20, 2022

Views: 1,854
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Photo ID: 792354

Montana Rail Link LM train (Laurel to Missoula freight) bends through Lombard Canyon between Lombard and Toston, Montana, on the afternoon of September 11, 1995. On the point is EMD F45 No. 391 le... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD F45
Location: Lombard, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 391
Train ID: MRL LM
Photo Date: September 11, 1995


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 10, 2022

Views: 4,970
Comments: 0

Favorited: 21
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