A westbound MRL ballast train descends Winston Hill just west of Louisville, MT on a fine fall afternoon. SD40-2XR 265 is in the lead with SD45 355 trailing, one of only two remaining SD45s curren... (more)
A loaded oil train has just crested the 5,562 foot high Bozeman Pass and starts easing down the 1.9% grade into the namesake town of Bozeman.
14,748 tons of crude oil struggle up the 1.8% grade on the east side of Bozeman Pass.
The first of two mountain grades has been conquered for this Laurel to Missoula manifest freight as it eases out of the tunnel on the top of Bozeman Pass.
Slowly sneeking along the Missouri River through the scenic Lombard Canyon is this coal unit train.
What a photo angle this would have been for shooting the Milwaukee Road! A train would emerge from Tunnel 9, slalom through the remainder of 16-Mile canyon, cross 16-Mile Creek twice, then make a ... (more)
On the morning of July 4th MRL and 2 Livingston helpers out running to move several westbound's over Bozeman Pass. Here helper #2 returns to town as it makes it's way down the pass.
At west Livingston MRL 4307 shoves hard on the rear of a westbound coal load along with MRL 259 and 4405.
A westbound BNSF coal load as just picked up a 3 unit MRL helper set for the climb up Bozeman Pass.
A coal load has just crested the top of Bozeman Pass, with the MRL helpers cut off BNSF 8409 glides downgrade.
BNSF 3886 leads this Pasco to Laural freight downgrade towards Livingston.
Early morning on July 4th finds an eastbound coal empty as it eases down Bozeman Pass.
BNSF's westbound Q train with Boeing aircraft's, which it picked up at Laural, tops Bozeman Pass and begins the downhill trip on a late warm summer evening.
BNSF 7897 leads an eastbound grain train across MRL's 2nd Subdivision near Greycliff, MT. This train will have the main for quite a while before it gets to Laurel to meet an empty coal train.
The Missoula to Laurel mainline freight grinds up the west side of Bozeman Pass shortly after sunrise on a beautiful late Spring day in Big Sky Country.