Even it appears both trains are heading the same way, but soon the trains will meet in 1/2 mile. This is near Weed on the MRL 3rd Sub. The coal train is working up thru Austin and the many reverse... (more)
It is pretty crazy how filthy the Helena Helpers get by shoving thru the Mullan Tunnel. The tunnel was originally built in 1883 at 3879' long. 400 feet at the west end was taken out as a part of a... (more)
Daytime work windows for Montana Rail Link track gangs have made Mullan Pass west of Helena, Montana, a busy place late in the afternoon, as trains waiting out the curfew begin to move. As a westb... (more)
Helpers and local power include the famous SD45 #355, facing east, which is used on the 840 local.
A four pack of Montana Rail Link SD70ACe's help a westbound BNSF manifest up the 2.2% grade of Mullan Pass at near Austin,MT on a gorgeous Tuesday morning. Another set of MRL EMD's can be seen in ... (more)
Day Gas empties are eastbound on the 4th Sub between Eddy and Plains.
After spotting loaded tanks at Pipeline seen in the background, MRL SD70ACes 4303 and 4306 are departing for Missoula with the empties.
MRL SD70ACes 4303 and 4306 head back east to Missoula with the "Day Gas" local.
Following the shores of the Clark Fork, MRL's day gas empties head east on the 4th Sub approaching Plains, MT.
MRL SD70ACes 4303 and 4306 open it wide getting the Day Gas local up to track speed in a hurry just west of Eddy, MT.
MRL's Day Gas local is eastbound on the 10th Sub running alongside the Flathead River.
MRL SD70ACes 4303 and 4306 depart the 4th Sub at Paradise entering the 10th Sub for the remainder of the run to Missoula.
MRL SD70ACes 4303 and 4306 head east on the 10th Sub just east of Perma, MT with the Day Gas empties.
MRL's Day Gas empties head east on the 10th Sub along the shores of the Flathead River.