With the rugged Mission Range behind it, Montana Rail Link’s night gas local runs westbound along the Flathead River near Dixon at McDonald, Montana, on June 29, 2019.
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 4406 and 4408 descend Evaro Hill on the outskirts of Missoula, MT with the morning gas train after making a turn from Missoula to East Thompson Falls. Most trains west of Missoula utilize BNSF... (more)
The Montana Rail Link gas train rolls through a canyon of golden aspens at Arlee, MT not far from Evaro HIll and the descent into Missoula. The train originates in Missoula and makes two turns a d... (more)
An MRL gas train navigates S curves along the Flathead River east of Perma, MT behind MRL SD70Aces 4406 and 4408. The gas train typical makes two round trips daily between Missoula, MT and Thompso... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s gas train passes through the west switch at Paradise, Montana, and takes the siding for a pick up in the yard on October 14, 2018. The classy Northern Pacific-era cantilever si... (more)
With no other opposing traffic for 40 miles, the Day Gas accelerates out of Plains as they head the long way back to Missoula.
With heavy upgrades underway to the 10th Sub, the Night Gas runs the longer, but just as scenic 4th Sub. Seen here ambling along the Clark Fork, they will follow the river for a good portion of th... (more)
With the preferred route undergoing heavy upgrades, the Night Gas takes the long way to Pipeline via the 4th Sub, seen here blasting through a rock cut just east of Frenchtown.
After making quick work of Pipeline, the Day Gas heads back to Missoula. It will be a little longer trip as they are a river runner, but they will make good time home nonetheless.
Making good time, the Day Gas is ambling along the gorgeous Flathead River as they head back to Missoula. Although they are a river runner both ways, they will still make good time home.
The Montana Rail Link's gas local is doing its twice daily battle of Evaro Hill as it fights to take the 20 car train to Pipeline near Thompson Falls, Montana. The train also has lumber for TRL be... (more)
MRL 4406 rolls an eastbound morning gas train along the Flathead River east of Paradise, MT on its return trip from Thompson Falls to Missoula.