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)
Passing a trio of ES44's in the fueling rack, BNSF 5260 and 6935 chug into Missoula Yard, sprinkling corn kernels along the main. I chuckled as this train passed by, as some of the cars' roofs wer... (more)
At the tail end of a westbound coal drag, BNSF 6163 fills up at the fueling rack in Missoula. It looks like she's seen a little body shop work since we last saw her at RP.net.
MRL 4312 and a boxcar head back to Missoula yard after some photo taking in front of the MRL headquarters.
With bridge work taking place on the 4th sub west of Missoula, four SD45's are ready in case they need to lift a WB train up an over the steeper 10th Sub over Evaro Hill. In this day of wide cabs ... (more)
A BNSF warbonnet leads a loaded unit grain train at Missoula. The train is tied down awaiting a new crew to take the train further west.
An SD70MAC leads a unit coke train into MRL's Missoula Yard for a crew change. The train is bound for Roberts Bank, BC and most likely movement to China.
"Welcome Home:" Montana Rail Link SD45-2 311 returns to home rails for the first time since 2008 when it was sent to CEECo in Tacoma, Washington to be repainted into Montana Rail Links newest sche... (more)
Excess cars and dark signals reflect the state of the economy at this time. These boxcars are for sale, by the way.
"The Main Street of Montana:" The NP was the main street of the northwest and decades after the last black and gold locomotives of that road graced the rails, its predecessor, Montana Rail Link, c... (more)
A Montana Rail Link GP35 is framed by a fuel pump as it sits at the Missoula fuel rack on a November night in 2008. Image obtained with permission.
The Missoula switcher works the east end of the yard with the former NP station and MRL fuel pad in the background. Several forest fires in the area have created the strange but vibrant light and ... (more)
MRL's collection of old power congregates at the east end of the Missoula Yard. The GP35's are power for tonight's Bonner Local. The SD35 is the remote switcher.
BN's bicentennial unit 1776 still looks good as it awaits departure in Missoula, Montana.
Remote job working the yard