A rain storm has just cleared at Montana Rail Link’s “roundhouse” at Helena yard on October 8, 2005. Just off the turntable, EMD F45 No. 392 faces new SD70ACe No. 4300 in the last sun rays of the ... (more)
A trio of Montana Rail Link EMD SD35s power the day gas local eastbound approaching Perma, Montana, on October 6, 2005. Lead unit No. 703 is specially-painted with Operation Lifesaver graphics and... (more)
The rear end of a westbound Burlington Northern grain train is exiting the big Iron Ridge Cut between Austin and Weed, Montana, while climbing Montana Rail Link’s main line over Mullan Pass on Aug... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s gas local descends Evaro Hill near Nagos, Montana, and is crossing Indreland Road heading for Missoula on May 23, 2011. Rebuilt SD45 No. 3826 (rebuilt and labeled a SD45-2M) le... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s Helena switch works upgrade into Winston, Montana, on the morning of July 5, 2018. This is the “local” out of Helena that switches the cement plant and RY Timber at Townsend is... (more)
Former Wisconsin & Southern F45 No. 1002, now Montana Rail Link No. 392, leads a helper set into Helena, Montana, after pushing a train over Mullan Pass on July 4, 1994. Before a short life on WSO... (more)
Montana Rail Link EMD F45 No. 390 leads LM (Laurel to Missoula manifest freight) approaching Greycliff, Montana, on the afternoon of October 3, 2005. The train will be treading through snow by the... (more)
Montana Rail Link EMD SD70ACe locomotives used in helper service over Mullan Pass accumulated a ton of grime and soot working through confining Mullan Tunnel under the Continental Divide. MRL wash... (more)
Filthy! A Montana Rail Link helper set led by brand-new EMD SD70ACe No. 4305 coasts through Austin, Montana, heading eastbound back to Helena after helping a train up Mullan Pass. The s... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s Helena switch zips over Winston Hill between Louisville and Winston, Montana, on the morning of June 30, 2017. The short two-car local is headed for the lime plant at Townsend ... (more)
From an October 2005 visit to Montana three SD35s lead the Day Gas east at Perma. I was probably here to see 4449 but picked up this train as a very nice bonus. The backlighting worked well on th... (more)
Running about 5 minutes ahead of the storm, the night gas clicks along headed towards work at TRL.
Montana Rail Link’s gas local crosses the Thompson River east of Thompson Falls, Montana, and is heading down the Fourth Subdivision along the Clark Fork to Paradise on October 14, 2018.
Just short of their destination of Pipeline in Thompson Falls, the Night Gas does a little work at Thompson River Lumber. Seen here coming out of the industry.
MRL 402 and 403 are parked at Logan< MT in between local duties. An end loader occupies the deck of an MRL flat car, making an interesting load for those with modeling interests.