Montana Rail Link’s 840 local, the Helena local operates out of Helena on weekdays and serves the cement plants at Montana City and Townsend. On June 25, 2020, MRL GP9 No. 109 and SD40-2XR No. 263... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s 840 local, the Helena local, has returned. The train operates out of Helena on weekdays and serves the cement plants at Montana City and Townsend. On June 25, 2020, MRL GP9 No.... (more)
Burlington Northern train 123 rattles the windows of diminutive East Helena depot on July 2, 1994. A small yard located here served American Chemet Company and the Asarco lead smelter, a facility ... (more)
MRL 259 and 109 head back toward Helena, MT with empty coke cars from Ash Grove Cement, Montana City. This short branch line is the only former Great Northern Ry. trackage operated by MRL. It was ... (more)
Montana Rail Link's local to Montana City has left the mainline at East Helena and is headed south on former Great Northern trackage to drop coke loads at the Ash Grove cement plant at Montana Cit... (more)
A trio of EMD SD40 types including a rare SDP40 #290 lead the 840 local after sunrise near East Helena bound for Logan where it will interchange with the 844 local and return.
Three MRL SD45-2XRs lead a handful of BNSF locomotives and another MRL SD45-2XR eastbound out of Helena right after sunrise on a beautiful early fall day in Montana.
Under the evening sun, BNSF 5710 leads a loaded coal train west on the MRL as it snakes its way out of the mountains and into Helena.
BNSF 9887 brings up the rear of a coal train running on the Montana Rail Link, the ex-Northern Pacific transcontinental railroad, as they cruise into Helena.
After picking up two SD40-2XR's to take East, 92 cylinders of EMD 645's hustle a heavy Spokane, WA to Laurel, MT manifest out of Helena moments before sunset.
Eastbound train ML departs Helena with 4400 on the point.