Montana Rail Link’s night gas local departs Missoula and has just passed through the junction at De Smet, Montana, on the afternoon of June 26, 2020. This junction is where MRL’s Tenth Subdivision... (more)
Montana Rail Link engineer Ralph Mackey carefully backs to a joint on waiting tank cars while making up MRL’s night gas local at Missoula, Montana, late on the rainy afternoon of September 21, 200... (more)
The railroad still moves trains thru the urban sprawl that has slowly engulfed Evaro Hill. More homes are being built there now as I type. While it is certainly not the the pristine area it once... (more)
Burlington Northern U30C 1776 at Missoula MT August 1978. Built as BN 5325 in April 1972 and repainted into the Bicentennial 1776 in April 1975. This unit reverted back to 5325 in April 1980. Denn... (more)
The young and the old. Montana Rail Link 401 (GP35, built for Detroit Toledo & Ironton, 1/1964) and 4312 (SD70ACe, 2005) sit on the fuel pad in Missoula, MT on Saturday, July 15, 2017. A loaded co... (more)
The Webb Rail LLC - WEBX "Loch Ness" (WEBX 801046) slumbercoach in transit! July 15, 2017, this was one of three former Northern Pacific Railway cars that arrived in Missoula, MT at the ... (more)
Three flares on the gas Montana Rail Link’s night gas local departs Missoula, Montana, on the afternoon of September 18, 2006. Three SD45s up front lead the train out onto the main, whi... (more)
MRL 4408 leads the daily night gas train up Evaro Hill.
MRL 4406 and 4408 descend Evaro Hill on the outskirts of Missoula, MT with the morning gas train after making a turn from Missoula to East Thompson Falls. Most trains west of Missoula utilize BNSF... (more)
On a rainy spring day, Montana Rail Link’s Bitterroot local crosses the busy intersection of Brooks Street and Reserve Street (which is also U.S. Highways 93 and 12) on the Darby line at Missoula,... (more)
It's a frigid winter day, with flurries falling around Mt. Sentinel, as BNSF 4299 and 6987 lead a long hopper train into the Missoula Yard. And I'm standing in snow up to my ankles. In work shoes.
At the end of a warm summer weekend, the westbound LM arrives in Missoula after its run from Laurel.
An eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight passes through Montana Rail Link’s Missoula yard on July 3, 2001. The main part of the yard is behind the train, with the yard office and car shop... (more)
On an early autumn day in Montana with turbulent weather, Montana Rail Link’s day gas local led by EMD SD70ACe No. 4308 arrives at Missoula West on September 24, 2007.
Joe E79 eases out of Tunnel 16 nearing Missoula.