A full moon lights up the sky as this pair of searchlight signals still stand awaiting the next train between Billings and Laurel.
A pair of GEs rest as an eastbound breaks the stillness of an early summer morning in Billings. I believe the red number boards on the GEs were used to indicate a lube oil test.
Burlington Northern GP50 3123 in the "Tiger Stripe" scheme single handidly heads Eastbound Intermodal train #21 along the Yellowstone River East of Billings.
BNSF 4638 leads an eastbound manifest out of Billings as it crosses a river on the eat side of town.
An MRL Billings switch job backs into a scrap industry caboose first. The train will swap its gondola for several others ready to depart.
MRL 257 and 258 just put the train together after a pick-up. Why that railroader is sitting on the ground, I don't know.
MRL SW15 #51 switches the west end of the yard in Billings, MT.
MRL #123 and SW15 #51 idle along side the MRL Yard Office awaiting their next assignment.
On its 50th birthday, this unit - built in July 1957 - shunts cars as it always did, not looking its age, while GP9 118 - built just one month later - does the same job.
The yellow one gets ready to eat the blue engine
Smoking like a steam engine
An eastbound empty coal train from Portland General Electric passes through the 29th street crossing near the east end of MRL's downtown Billings yard.
Pushing hard its load of coal toward the local power plant
GP19-1 is rebuilt from a GP9. Unit was built as NP 306 in 02/1957