In the middle of their climb up the steep pass, 40 cylinders of original EMD hit notch 8 as as they approached the crossing and words fail to adequately describe the experience.
Soaring above I-90, the 841 Local is heading to Manhattan to start the days chores.
With the SD45's slowly fading from service, the Livingston Local is about as good as it gets on the MRL nowadays. Matched - classic power, mountain grades and industry switching; what could be be... (more)
With the wildfire smoke temporarily blown elsewhere, we are treated to a beautiful view of the hills of Bozeman Pass as well as Canyon Mountain rises in the background. I was lucky, the smoke woul... (more)
With the wildfire smoke blown someplace else for a day, the only smoke on Bozeman Pass is the pair of ex DRGW GP35's that make up the Livingston Local. On their knees as they grind up the hill, se... (more)
On a cool Fall-like morning, two MRL SD70ACe's, an SD45, and a BNSF DPU leave the town of Livingston, Montana as they work hard to shove a westbound loaded grain train up Bozeman Pass.
A westbound loaded oil train climbs up Bozeman Pass with the background mountains shadowed by a passing storm.
Spring is in the Montana air. After a fair amount of rain the hills of Bozeman Pass have turned a beautiful shade of green which compliments the MRL blue quite nicely. 5 units are shoving on the r... (more)
Strung out on the famed Bozeman Pass, the sound of 20 cylinders pounding up the mountain is truly something to behold. Rounding a curve in the middle of the hill, it will only be minutes before t... (more)
A West Bound Loaded BNSF coal train is led by Three big GE ES44Ac units, with three MRL Helpers plus the rear DPU shoving hard on the rear... The trains speed is down to a slow 12 MPH with this he... (more)
An MRL helper set shoves yet another mixed freight train over Bozeman Pass.
Seven Cascade Green Burlington Northern EMDs lead a mixed freight down Bozeman Pass on May 25, 1986. By the following year, this former Northern Pacific route will be run by the Montana Rail Link.
MRL404 built in 1964 for the Rio Grande, is no stranger to mountain climbing. Here the 50 year old Geep roars up the the 1.8% slope of Bozeman pass.
Two very shiny SD70ACes lead a manifest freight through Bozeman Pass.
Fleeing from the storm - SD70MAC #9689, together with ES44DC #7864 and CSX leasing unit ES44DC #5221 are hauling a heavy crude oil train up the Bozemann Pass. In between the train an additional th... (more)