Crossing the Yellowstone at a location known as Twin Bridges, engineer Dave Steel keeps the 318 West and company under control on a breezy and warm Fall afternoon. A few hours later, the 318 would... (more)
The rushing waters of the beautiful Yellowstone River are drowned out by three 645-20's in the eighth notch which are fighting a stiff headwind and 7900 tons of Laurel to Spokane manifest traffic.... (more)
Over 8,000 feet of manifest works East with a trio of BNSF-leased SD45's, under the watch of the impressive Absaroka Mountains on a beautiful October morning.
The top of Bozeman Pass is near, and the downhill descent will begin shortly thereafter, but until then, 60 cylinders of ex-SP SD45 heaven scream uphill, making a mere 11mph, even with the assista... (more)
Roaring through the calm dusk air, a trio of SD45's hustle 7500 tons of manifest traffic into the siding at Bozeman to wait for their helper set. Lighting assistance by fellow RP contributor AB(2)... (more)
The waters of the Clark Fork River gently flow below, and the occasional celebratory remarks of a fisherman on the rivers edge behind me fill the calm mountain air, until 60 cylinders and 10,800 h... (more)
The white waters of the Fish Creek rapidly flow below three SD45's and their 119-car Kansas City, KS to Spokane, WA manifest, which are soaring high above on the 576 foot long Bridge 165.
Aptly named... Railfans of the MRL have been known to call the MRL 290 by its nickname, of "Flat-Back". The 290 began its life in May of 1966 as the GN 321, and eventually made it... (more)
Four "unmanned" Mullan Pass helper SD70ACe's lead another duo on a heavy 111-car "ML" over the incredible Skyline Trestle on a chilly Fall morning. You sure can tell which units spend the most tim... (more)
17,200 ponies from four Montana Rail Link SD70ACe's have crested the 2.2% grade of Mullan Pass at Blossburg, and will now have the task of holding back the Boardman, Oregon bound coal train on the... (more)
Hustling West, two SD70ACe's have a short L-M in tow passing some Fall color along the Little Blackfoot River.
Two SD45's and two BNSF motors keep the Spokane-Laurel moving East along the Clark Fork River on an unseasonably cold Fall afternoon.
Trotting West through Lombard Canyon, two MRL SD40-2XR's lead the Helena to Logan along the Missouri River.
MRL's Helena to Logan local glides East through Lombard Canyon, with 645's echoing off the walls formed centuries ago by the Missouri River.
Coal loads destined for Alma, WI battle the stiff grade through the North Dakota Badlands at the famed location of Sully Springs.