As an East coast guy out visiting the West, an eastern road leader isn’t really what you expect or want to see. However, a westbound crude oil train starts up the grade out of Helena with a CSX ... (more)
The westbound Helena local is a few miles from their return trip to Helena being completed, as they enter East Helena with their 5 car train.
The westbound Helena local takes the siding at Louisville, headed back towards Helena once they meet an Eastbound.
The westbound Helena local exits the siding at Winston after meeting 2 Eastbounds, with the last SD45 and GP9 left on the roster for power.
The westbound Helena local, with the last SD45 and GP9 left on the roster, starts back west towards Helena after switching Townsend.
A westbound freight passes the soon to be replaced searchlight signal at West Winston, with the new mast only a few days away from being installed next to the older one.
A westbound coal train climbs up out of Tobin on their way out of Helena, starting the trip towards Missoula.
A westbound coal train with an SD70ACe leader snakes through the curves headed uphill towards Austin and westbound over Mullan.
A 4 unit set of SD70ACe helpers ride the rear of an Eastbound stack train down the hill into Helena.
A 4 unit set of SD70ACe helpers shove the rear of the Laurel to Missoula westbound around the huge curve at Austin.
The Missoula to Laurel drops down Mullan Pass between East Austin and Tobin with a 4 pack of SD70ACe’s
A 4 pack of SD70ACes drop back down Mullan Pass towards Helena after pushing a westbound over the mountain.
4 SD70ACe’s, including both specially wrapped honor engines, lead the Missoula to Laurel down the hill through the curves at Austin.
A 3 pack of MRL SD70ACe’s along with the solo DPU shove a loaded BNSF grain train towards the summit of Bozeman Pass west of Livingston