2008

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  1. Garrison Grain

    Garrison Grain

    A string of MRL grain hoppers near Garrison, Mt
  2. Switching cars at Garrison

    Switching cars at Garrison

    A trio of MRL flares (2 SD70ACe's & 2 SD45's) switch cars at Garrison, which is the intchange point between Montana Rail Link & the Montana Western (coming up from SilverBow).
  3. Manifest in Montana (5)

    Manifest in Montana (5)

    The BNSF manifest & its diverse assortment of freight cars passes my locoation on its was east
  4. Manifest in Montana (4)

    Manifest in Montana (4)

    The BNSF manifest & its diverse assortment of freight cars passes my locoation on its was east
  5. Manifest in Montana (2)

    Manifest in Montana (2)

    The trains 2 engines, a GE Dash9 in the lead with an EMD SD75M trailing
  6. Manisfest in Montana (3)

    Manisfest in Montana (3)

    The BNSF manifest & its diverse assortment of freight cars passes my locoation on its was east
  7. Manifest in Montana (1)

    Manifest in Montana (1)

    The BNSF manifest groans upgrade as it nears my location
  8. Climbing the west side

    Climbing the west side

    A BNSF manifest climbs the west slope of Mullan Pass a couple miles downgrade from the summit at Blossberg
  9. Pause between trains

    Pause between trains

    The tracks at Blossberg are momentairly void of any action as I wait for the next train
  10. Into the Darkness

    Into the Darkness

    The last car on an east-bound BNSF coal train vanishes into Mullan Tunnel
  11. BNSF coal gondola

    BNSF coal gondola

    A BNSF coal gondola sports BNSF's latest logo at Mullan Pass.
  12. BNSF grain at Austin

    BNSF grain at Austin

    A BNSF grain train powered by 3 Dash 9's & an SD70ACe barels down the 2.2% grade towards Helena
  13. MRL #4304

    MRL #4304

    MRL SD70ACe #4304 passes through a grade crossing on its way back to Helena on a BNSF grain train.
  14. Soo Line Survivor

    Soo Line Survivor

    An old auto rack car still in its Soo Line livery.
  15. Railroad Art

    Railroad Art

    One of the rail cars that looks like it has been decorated by an artist, not a graffitist.
  16. Good ol' Casacade Green

    Good ol' Casacade Green

    An ex.BN whiteface SD60M on a BNSF manifest at Helena, Mt
  17. Framed!

    Framed!

    The cab & air conditioner on BNSF Dash 9 #4595 is framed by a walk-through passage at the Helena depot
  18. MRL Hi-Rail at Helena

    MRL Hi-Rail at Helena

    A MRL Hi-Rail pickup at the Helena Depot
  19. BNSF manifest at Helena

    BNSF manifest at Helena

    A west-bound BNSF manifest waits at the Helena depot for a set of helpers after changing crew. I was able to catch a helper set heading back towards Helena up at Blossberg later that day: http://www.railroadforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/55670/cat/500/ppuser/4714...
  20. #1382's builder plate

    #1382's builder plate

    close up of NP #1382's builder plate




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