RailPictures.Net Photo: BNSF 7815 BNSF Railway GE ES44DC at Austin, Montana by Craig Williams
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» BNSF Railway (more..)
» GE ES44DC (more..)
» MRL 3rd Sub 
» Austin, Montana, USA (more..)
» May 07, 2022
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» BNSF 7815 (more..)
» BNSF GWRKVAW9-01 (more..)
» Craig Williams (more..)
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I haven't been to the MRL since 2000. I was surprised how much work they did to add double track thru the Austin area. Now trains can meet/pass on a 21,000 foot siding/double track section. The old siding here was 9700 feet at one time. With the 2.2% grade and tunnel over Mullan Pass, numerous timetable restrictions apply. Here any westbound unit trains over 12,000 tons must have helper cut-in the train and assist to Elliston. 4 SD70Aces assist this Vancouver bound grain train over the 17 mile climb to Blossburg. The train twist and turns with almost 30,000 horses giving it their all to fight gravity.
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