On a beautiful Montana morning, MRL 392 confronts the rising sun as it cants to the sharp curve at the west end of the old Austin siding. The power set includes an ex-SP and MRL SD45 and a pair of... (more)
Montana Rail Link EMD F45 No. 392 faces brand new EMD SD70ACe No. 4300 at the railroad’s locomotive facility at Helena, Montana, on October 8, 2005. MRL No. 4300 is only a month old, and F45 No.... (more)
Montana Rail Link EMD F45 No. 392 pauses for a portrait at Laurel, Montana, on October 11, 2005. F45 cowl locomotives have a design that likely reducing air resistance, but more importantly, it do... (more)
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 o... (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)
This happened to be my lucky day. We were on our way home from an Altmont weekend at the Issac Walton Inn. We stopped on the MRL to try and catch a train. What do we get but a train lead by F45's ... (more)
Here's a look at the inside of the cab and controls of Montana Rail Link F45 no. 392. When this photo was taken just a few weeks ago, the F45s future was uncertain. Since then, the locomotive was ... (more)
MRL Laurel to Missoula train LM climbing Mullan Pass crossing Skyline trestle.
A very interesting leader is on eastbound BN intermodal train 28 just west of Browning. It can be safe to say this F45 ran over these tracks many times under BN ownership.
MRL 392,390,7556,7547 are working the LM up Winston Hill east of Helena. The pair of F45's on the point was quite a thrill in 2004. As far as I know after CN sent the WC's F45 fleet to the scrap y... (more)
MRL F45s 392, 390 and SD40 211 lead the L-M manifest down the east side of Bozeman Pass into Livingston, MT.
MRL's "M-L" descending the east grade of Bozeman Pass toward Livingston, MT with a pair of F45 cowl units on the point.
MRL F45s, the last in the world, lead a 124 car manifest up the grade toward Mullan Pass.