Seven EMD's and a GEVO crawl out of Helena with a load of Montana's finest black diamonds bound for Roberts Bank.
With the help of four Montana Rail Link SD70ACe's cut in mid train, three EMD AC's battle the 2.4% grade of Mullan Pass, soaring high above the Austin Creek on the famed Skyline Trestle.
After meeting an Eastbound manifest, two twenty-cylinder behemoths accelerate back to 35MPH, ducking under the vintage NP cantilever with a hot ribbon rail train bound for BNSF's Lakeside Sub doub... (more)
Dynamic brakes howl out of five veteran EMD's which have a heavy Spokane to Laurel manifest on the drawbars, easing down the emerald hills and 1.80% grade of Bozeman Pass.
Ninety six EMD cylinders battle gravity and wet rail climbing Bozeman Pass. The sound was amazing.
Five Montana Rail Link SD45's rumble across the rapid waters of the Fish Creek, catching first light of the day on a cool Spring morning. You can't beat 100 cylinders in the eighth notch as a way ... (more)
Crickets are chirping, frogs are ribbiting and the occasional dolphin jumps out of the Frog Pond while a heavy stack train bound for Logistics Park, Illinois hustles over the MRL's 4th Subdivision... (more)
Trotting North through the Des Lacs River Valley, a short manifest bound for Swift Current, Saskatchewan is led by a lone CP SD60M on a gorgeous May afternoon.
With a pickup and set out completed, DME 6370 and a CP SD40-2 hustle a 50 car Kenmare Wayfreight out of Carpio.
The DM&E 6370 is celebrating it's 40th birthday this month, built in May of 1974 as Milwaukee Road 209. Now lettered by Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern for the "City of Arlington", she is seen leadi... (more)
A priority intermodal from Portland, WA to Cicero, IL races East across a frozen Des Lacs Reservoir on an extremely cold January morning.
Catching the sweet light from the quickly setting sun, three SD40-types hustle a heavy Night Gas out of Missoula.
A loaded coal train glides West at track speed on a wet and cold Winter afternoon.
Built on the last day of February in GE's Ft. Worth shop, three BNSF-leased CitiRail ES44AC's make their first revenue run on a heavy Laurel, MT to Pasco, WA manifest, barely managing to make trac... (more)
An extra Day Gas trots along on the jointed rail of the MRL's 10th Subdivision.