A nice Cascade Green grain train rolls down the west slope of Marias Pass.
On the Montana Rail Link’s Fourth Subdivision, a BNSF grain train heads east across Bridge 55 and over the clear waters of Trout Creek west of Trout Creek, Montana.
Eastbound Builder crosses the Two Medicine Bridge.
Winter on the Hi-Line: Winter comes early to Montana's Hi-Line and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, as seen in this image from Oct. 29, 2013 of a westbound BNSF Railway grain train slowly ... (more)
With a lot of horsepower up front, an eastbound BNSF freight led by locomotives in four different BNSF “flavors” rumbles through Belknap, Montana, on September 25, 2013.
Montana Rail Link's ML (Missoula-Laurel) manifest freight showed up just a few minutes before sunrise on a beautiful day in Big Sky country. The intense morning light, which was made even more so ... (more)
MRL Helpers (MRL SD70ACe 4303; SD40-2XRs 264, 262; SD45-2s 331, & 330) seen here on a five unit helper set hanging onto the middle of a loaded 15,000 ton coal train as it eases down the west side... (more)
Five MRL SD70ACes screaming away on a helper set cut 66 cars into the middle of a 113 car loaded BNSF grain train. Seen here working it's way around the horseshoe curve at Austin, MT, the train is... (more)
MRL4313 helps to lift an export coal load over Mullan Pass, MT. The multiple 10 degree curves at the Austin "loops" add resistance to the heavy unit train as it combats the compensated 2.2% grade.
For most of the previous day myself and three railfan buddies made the long journey from the upper Midwest to Laurel Montana. With information that the LM has departed Laurel with three venerable ... (more)
Montana “Belle” It’s just before sunset at 6:43 p.m. on September 11, 2011, at Lombard, Montana, on Montana Rail Link’s Second Subdivision as eastbound empty military train (U-FTLFTH) c... (more)
Trotting East along the Clark Fork River and the 4th Sub, MRL 4312 East has 21 gasoline empties and 9 diesel fuel empties at track speed on a cold Winter morning.