Montana Rail Link engineer Ralph Mackey carefully backs to a joint on waiting tank cars while making up MRL’s night gas local at Missoula, Montana, late on the rainy afternoon of September 21, 200... (more)
The young and the old. Montana Rail Link 401 (GP35, built for Detroit Toledo & Ironton, 1/1964) and 4312 (SD70ACe, 2005) sit on the fuel pad in Missoula, MT on Saturday, July 15, 2017. A loaded co... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s day gas local has just arrived at Pipeline at Thompson Falls, Montana, on the morning of January 24, 2013. MRL EMD SD70ACe No. 4312 and SD45 No. 318 have dropped off the loads ... (more)
Powered by EMD SD70ACes Nos. 4312 and 4403, Montana Rail Link’s Laurel to Missoula manifest freight follows the meandering edge of the Missouri River in Lombard Canyon east of Toston, Montana, on ... (more)
An eastbound BNSF coal train passes by on Montana Rail Link’s Fourth Subdivision main line at Thompson Falls, Montana, as MRL’s gas local switches Pipeline late in the afternoon, on May 5, 2012.
A Montana Rail Link 4-unit helper set descends Mullan Pass at Greenhorn trestle after helping with a lift of a westbound manifest train. Milepost 17 indicates the distance from Helena on the 3rd S... (more)
MRL Passenger Special rolls along the scenic Jocko River westbound to Dixon where it will wye and head eastward back to Missoula on a pristine fall day. The train is just east of Dixon.
MRL's Helena Helper #4 coasts eastward down Mullan Pass heading for their next assignment at Helena.
Repainted into the new Rail Link scheme, MRL 4312 is the first of 4 SD70ACes in Helper #2's consist assisting BNSF's KCKSPO over Mullan Pass.
With raindrops still on the windshield of SD70ACe No. 4312, the night gas local cruises up the Tenth Subdivision as nightfall approaches on September 21, 2006. A bit of clear sky to the west mixes... (more)
A warm July morning finds the ML, MRL's Missoula to Laurel freight, descending the east slope of Mullan Pass over Skyline Trestle, referred to as "Austin Gulch" on track charts.
The crew for the afternoon's westbound Laurel to Missoula manifest heads down the lead to their awaiting train just minutes after a pre-summer thunderstorm soaked the area.
A short Montana Rail Link gas local rumbles westbound along the Flathead River at Perma, Montana, on the afternoon of May 8, 2012.
Passing a small pond filled with recent snowmelt, Montana Rail Link’s night gas local surmounts Evaro Hill at Evaro, Montana, on May 8, 2012.
17,200 ponies from four Montana Rail Link SD70ACe's have crested the 2.2% grade of Mullan Pass at Blossburg, and will now have the task of holding back the Boardman, Oregon bound coal train on the... (more)