I thought this old, forlorn Chevrolet truck added dimension to the rail scene.
MRL 4306 pulls the ML past former Skyline siding, note the mid train helper set pushing hard 2/3 back.
BNSF 6049 leads a Centrailia, WA coal train at Skyline Trestle, MT.
The KCKPAS grinds its way up Mullan Pass with a Ferromex AC44 in tow. There are 4 SD45's mid-train pushing this train up the hill.
The ML soars above Austin creek over Skyline Trestle. The sound of 6 (3+3) motors echos off the mountain walls in a great late summer day show!
A 110 car ML climbs Mullan Pass w/ MRL4006 leading. A 3unit manned helper is cut is as swing help. The late summer sun is setting on Mullan for this day.
A coal load grinds thru a reverse curve and a 2.2% grade towards Mullan tunnel with BNSF9179 leading 9 other locomotives. 4+4+2 = an incrediable show. Massive coal loads like this are now being s... (more)
A coal train scale Iron Ridge on the MRL near Austin., MT. This was to be the site of a huge trestle over Skully's gulch which was flanked by the Austin Loops and Iron Ridge Tunnel.
A nice MRL manifest leaves Helena westbound toward Mullan Pass at sunset.
BNSF 9179 aproaches Austin, MT. Ten Locomotives 4+4+2 lift this coal train up the 2.2% westbound grade
MRL 4311 struggles midtrain on a coal drag at Skyline, MT. The lead unit is BNSF 9179.
The last 15 minutes of light rain down on Skyline Trestle as BNSF 9179 stuggles upgrade with a load of Powder River coal. This is the third unit train of the day using 10 units to lift the tonnage... (more)
PGEX loads ascend Mullan Pass