The occasion of an empty flat car affords a view of a westbound manifest climbing the grade at the scenic location of Austin, MT, several miles west of Helena. Behind the five unit helper set of S... (more)
Descending the grade through Austin, Montana, an eastbound BNSF coal empty comes off Mullan Pass on a beautiful late summer afternoon along the MRL's 3rd Subdivision.
One of the MRL's helper sets eases across the grade crossing and by the east switch at Austin, Montana to shove onto the rear of a stalled out BNSF grain train while "Top 10" Railpicture... (more)
Begining the climb up Mullan Pass on MRL's 3rd Subdivision, a westbound BNSF auto rack train works upgrade through Austin, Montana with an NS SD60E trailing in the consist.
A set of MRL helper units changes ends near the east switch at Austin, Montana on the 3rd Sub, and will proceed down the main and couple onto the rear of a stalled out BNSF grain train in order to... (more)
Digging into the stiff grade at Austin, Montana on the MRL's 3rd Subdivision, a westbound BNSF general freight begins the climb up Mullan Pass with some CN pool power adding some welcomed variety ... (more)
Bringing up the rear of an eastbound BNSF grain train, a lone CREX ES44AC provides some additional braking power as it heads downhill toward Helena, Montana on the MRL's 3rd Subdivision.
BNSF has recently launched a new intermodal service from Portland, Oregon to Alliance, Texas, and one of the first trains has just come off Mullan Pass as it heads downgrade through Austin, Monta... (more)
After assisting a stalled westbound BNSF grain train up Mullan Pass, MRL helper set #3 coasts downgrade near Austin on the MRL's 3rd Subdivision.
A beautiful late summer morning at Austin, Montana on MRL's 3rd Subdivision finds a westbound BNSF coal load working its way up toward Mullan Pass with a Heritage II SD70MAC shoving hard on the re... (more)
A recently reactivated SD70MAC brings up the rear of eastbound BNSF grain empty descending Mullan Pass on the MRL's 3rd Subdivision.
With 2 units on the head end, MRL helper 2 cut in, 2 DPU's and helper 3 shoving on the rear, this stalled westbound comes to life as it leaves Austin.
After assisting a previous westbound to the summit, a 4 pack of MRL SD70ACe's prepare to rescue a stalled grain train at Austin as they await a signal to back onto the train.
With an AC gevo leading 3 CN's, westbound train HLAUPAS works through Austin with helper 3 shoving on the rear.
With the recent upturn in traffic, many of the SD70MAC's have been released from storage, seen here as BNSF 9760 brings up the rear of a eastbound grain empty.