A Montana Rail Link SD40-2XR is on the point of a Jimbo Train work extra as it holds the siding in Drummond, Montana and waits for a signal work window to clear on the 3rd Subdivision so it can co... (more)
The gates to HarrisonMontana Rail Link’s 9.5-mile branch to Harrison out of Sappington was a bit like stepping into a railroad time warp. Jointed rail winding through idyllic ranch co... (more)
During the bridge rebuild at Reed Point that severed Montana Rail Link’s main line from June 24 to July 22, 2023, the railroad operated several different turns and the usual locals to serve thei... (more)
A pair of GP35's work the east end of the yard in Bozeman, Montana on the Montana Rail Link's Bozeman Local, pulling between the embankments that once carried a Milwaukee Road branch into downtown... (more)
With temperatures well below zero and the sun not yet reaching into the west end of Jefferson Canyon, a Montana Rail Link Whitehall Extra rolls through Cardwell, Montana and follows the Jefferson ... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s day gas local, returning to Missoula from Pipeline at Thompson Falls, follows the Clark Fork eastbound through Weeksville, Montana, on February 7, 2022.
With the sun shining at the top of pass above a snow storm at the lower elevations, a trio of MRL EMD's shove eastbound stacks on the rear of an BNSF Q Train as it clears the summit and plunges in... (more)
Montana Rail Link's SDP40 290 with it Montana Centennial paint job. Leads a seven unit string of MRL blue's. (Tom Ellis photo)
After spending the better part of the morning working the yard and serving the grain elevator in Bozeman, Montana, the Montana Rail Link's Bozeman Local departs west towards Logan. The pair of GP3... (more)
The rear DPU of a loaded BNSF coal train is joined by a trio of MRL locos for the climb out of Livingston, Montana and over Bozeman Pass on MRL's 2nd Subdivision. A pair of MRL SD70ACe's bracket t... (more)
Livingston Helper #2 disappears into the tunnel at Westend, MT.
A quartet of MRL SD70ACes assist a loaded tank train up Mullen Pass.
MRL's Laurel-Missoula manifest gets a shove up Mullan Pass courtesy of Helena based Helper #2.
Helper #1's quartet of SD70ACe engines head back down the hill to look for another train.
MRL's 840 local's power heads to the house in Helena.