The MRL Helena Local heads west on the Montana City Branch.
MRL 355 leads the Helena Local up Winston Hill, the sun sets as the 355 rounds the curve as it just about splits the old Searchlight signals. Notice the newer "Vader" Signals waiting on ... (more)
An ATSF SD45 leads two rebuilt SD26s on a Unit Sulfur train through Brenham on its way south to Galveston. These ATSF trains in the 70s were always a fun catch and had interesting power. While the... (more)
The last active MRL SD45 leads the Helena Local up hill at Winston at last light.
The MRL Montana City Local has just finished switching Montana City and is heading back towards the mainline to go to Townsend
Robbed of engine, traction motors, generator etc. the famous Bicentennial unit is in a line of other shells who will not be preserved in a museum. I hope, in time, that 1776 will get new modern i... (more)
MRL's Helena local accelerates towards the yard in East Helena after making it's pick-up off the Montana City branch on the return trip from Townsend.
MRL's Helena local accelerates westbound from it's work at Townsend, MT as it crosses the Missouri River. On this day it would be a "hurry up and wait" as the local would meet 2 EB's an... (more)
MRL 355 leads the Laurel to Bozeman turn on a nice afternoon. Its the last SD45 active on the MRL roster.
The westbound Helena local is a few miles from their return trip to Helena being completed, as they enter East Helena with their 5 car train.
The westbound Helena local takes the siding at Louisville, headed back towards Helena once they meet an Eastbound.
The westbound Helena local exits the siding at Winston after meeting 2 Eastbounds, with the last SD45 and GP9 left on the roster for power.
The westbound Helena local, with the last SD45 and GP9 left on the roster, starts back west towards Helena after switching Townsend.
36 cylinders and 30 empty hoppers rock and roll on the 1907 laid jointed rail on the "CW" destined for another load of Big Bend wheat at Wilbur and Almira.