After exchanging cars with the 844 local and switching their train, the 840 local rolls west alongside the Missouri River just east of Toston.
A pair of rebuilt SD40s ease the 840 local into Logan, where after exchanging cars with the 844 local, will return back to Helena to tie up for the night.
A lone MRL unit (former CNW SD40 877) eases a work train down Bozeman Pass. The old tunnel portal can be seen on the right, replaced by the Northern Pacific in 1945.
The Dixon Senior Center has a great price on a hot meal, if you don't mind eating early...
"Plains for two": Montana Rail Link SD40-2XR No. 263 leads the Day Gas Local out of the siding at Plains after meeting two westbound freights on a frigid December afternoon. With a classic ... (more)
Nice SD40 frame (former BN 6317).
The day gas heads back to Missoula.
MRL's Gas Local squeals around the sharp curves just east of Perma on its way to Missoula.
The gas local rolls east through Dixon as viewed from the parking lot of the local post office.
Eastbound gas local rolls along the scenic Flathead River near Perma, Montana.
MRL's Day Gas job eases down Evaro Hill just west of Missoula as a ray of sunshine intersects with the locomotives.
Four SD40-2XRs and two GP9s lead a combined Night and Day Gas locals on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. The night before, the Night Gas died on the law at Paradise on its way east to Missoula and ... (more)
MRL local freight approaches Lombard Canyon.