A BNSF grain train crosses Birdseye Road as it begins the assault on the 'Hill'. Seven units can be seen as the MRL moves another grain load over Mullan Pass.
A pair of GE's chug up the steep grades, and squeel around the tight curves of Mullan Pass.
Five blue Ace's help push and pull The LAUPAS up and over Mullan Pass at Skyline Trestle.
Montana Rail Link's Laurel to Missoula manifest with MRL 4302, 325, and a five pack of SD70ACe helpers on the rear makes its way up the grade westward out of Helena, Montana between Tobin and Bird... (more)
MRL 392,390,7556,7547 are working the LM up Winston Hill east of Helena. The pair of F45's on the point was quite a thrill in 2004. As far as I know after CN sent the WC's F45 fleet to the scrap y... (more)
48. A lot has happened from comment 47 and this one. I decided to drive up to the west portal of the Mullan Tunnel. Rough snow covered roads led me in. The sun was nowhere near where it needed to ... (more)
49. Do you think they break a lot of knuckles on Mullan Pass?
An eastbound BNSF manifest tops Winston Hill as the last rays of sunlight illuminate the sky on a warm summer evening.
Morning sun glints off the sides of a group of MRL locomotives awaiting assignment at Helena.
Coal loads for Centralia Washington are beginning the pull over the pass out of Helena.A 5 pack of MRL SD70ACE helpers are cut in mid-train, with 2 BNSF DPU motors on the rear.
The LM train is starting the climb over the Contenital Divide west of Helena.This train will not need helpers with 4 units and a light train.
The MRL 840 Local switches out a cut of hoppers at the Limestone Quarry west of Townsend MT.
MRL`s 840 local heads into Lombard Canyon beside the Missouri River at Toston.
After holding on the hill in a Thunderstorm for the Mullan Tunnel window to open, a window in the storm also opens, casting wild shadows thru the valley.... Screaming in Run 8 on wet rail this Cen... (more)
The swing Help with MRL4302 passes the old siding at Skyline with a "Heavy".