MRL's Gas Local on the return trip from Thompson Falls, MT, to Missoula, MT.
At the end of 2020, the MRL unveiled two locomotives that were wrapped in two special schemes to show appreciation to both veterans and essential workers. The MRL 4404 was wrapped to thank Essenti... (more)
The Laurel-Missoula manifest climbs Mullan Pass behind a shiny pair of SD70ACes. The train moves mostly regional traffic between the two yards and the various locals that work the mainline and br... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s MLAUMIS freight enters Lombard Canyon and is approaching the east switch at Lombard, Montana, on the afternoon of June 30, 2018. Directly across the Missouri River from the MRL... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s Laurel to Missoula manifest freight passes by the abandoned right-of-way and bridge over the Missouri River of Milwaukee Road’s Pacific Extension main line at the townsite of L... (more)
Climbing the grade over the wide open spaces of Winston Hill in Montana is Montana Rail Link’s westbound Laurel to Missoula freight powered by a pair of EMD SD70ACes. Big Sky Country indeed.
MRL 4404 has the ML train in tow at Columbus, MT in early morning winter daylight. The Missoula-Laurel manifest will tuck into the siding here and wait its turn to enter Laurel Yard near Billings ... (more)
Manned helpers are in dynamic braking as an eastbound freight finishes its descent into Livingston, MT down Bozeman Hill. The train will soon stop and the helpers will drop off before the train ro... (more)
MRL 4404 and 4405 provide manned helper service to an eastbound manifest freight cresting Bozeman Hill and starting its descent into Livingston, MT. The original portal is above the 4405. The help... (more)
An MRL helper set used to shove trains over Bozeman Pass coasts down on of the yard tracks at Livingston heading down to the east end to wait for its next assignment. The large shops can be seen i... (more)
Livingston Helper #2 floats back into the yard at Livingston and will await their next assignment.
Livingston Helper crew #2 heads into the west end of the yard at Livingston and will wait for their next train to shove over Bozeman Pass.
Livingston, MT based "Helper #2" nudges out the east end of the yard at Livingston to get onto the rear of a heavy grain train and shove them over Bozeman pass.
On July 15th, 1806, part of the Lewis and Clark expedition led by Sacajawea traveled along an old buffalo trail through this pass of the Gallatin Range, a spur of the Rockies. In the mid 1860’s, ... (more)
An MRL helper set shoves yet another mixed freight train over Bozeman Pass.