MRL's "LM" manifest with two red ball dressed EMDs on the point, passing the 9.4 signal between Birdseye & Austin, MT, on their way up to Mullan Pass and the continental divide.
Montana Rail Link's westbound Gas Local skirts the Clark Fork River as it approaches Plains, Montana. Just 10 cars for the local on this day. MRL's Gas Local carries gasoline, diesel fuel, as well... (more)
Montana Rail Link's Gas Local finishes up its switching chores at its terminus just east of Thompson Falls. Thankfully, the sun popped out during the last part of the day. The two locomotives (SD7... (more)
So Fresh, So Clean: Montana Rail Link SD70ACe 4312 leads the Night Gas on the evening of May 23, 2011. The engine is the first of its class to wear the new MRL paint scheme and it carries i... (more)
The MRL 20th Anniversary train heading back to Missoula, tries to keep ahead of threatening skies just minutes before sunset.
Three MRL SD70ACe units on a light helper set out of Livingston make their way through an early spring snow storm west of Bozeman Pass to tack on to the head end of an ailing H-PASKCK in the sidin... (more)
MRL's Helper 1 with MRL SD70ACes 4312, 4314, and 4315 are cut in to the Centralia Coal loads climbing Bozeman Pass westward out of Livingston, MT.
Helpers getting ready to assist a westbound BNSF unit coal train over Bozeman
This unit grain train is ready to assault Bozeman Pass. It is seen from the rear, with a set of MRL helpers waiting to push hard on the 2.2% grade.