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    MRL SD45-2 #311 Fan Blades

    Hey all, I'm new here and I'm looking for a good image of MRL SD45-2 #311 fans on the top to figure out how many blades each fan has and what the grills over them look like, I'm rebuilding my Athearn Genesis MRL SD45-2 into a prototypically accurate model being upgraded to my Proto 87 fleet of...
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    Turbulent Winter Weather in Helena Montana Yesterday

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  3. BNSF 5659 AC4400CW

    BNSF 5659 AC4400CW

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    Montana Rail Link Manifest Trains

    Can anyone help me out with the following question? Montana Rail Link operate the Laurel - Missoula manifest train (LM / M-LAUMIS and associated return) but I seem to recall there was another similar turn between Missoula and Sandpoint (MS) (or was it Spokane?) and return (SM) or am I mistaken...
  5. Stretching Their Legs

    Stretching Their Legs

    MRL 4310 leads a 4 unit set of SD70ACe motors on the run back towards the west portal of the Mullan Pass tunnel and then on to Helena. These units have just cut out after serving as mid-train helpers for a coal drag. The early evening sunlight has put the ROW into the shadows as they roll...
  6. Missoula, MT

    Missoula, MT

  7. A rare profile

    A rare profile

    MRL SDP40 #290 displays it's rare profile while sitting in the engine facility in Missoula, MT.
  8. Ex-Oakways on the MRL

    Ex-Oakways on the MRL

    2 EMD ex-Oakway SD60's lead an eastbound manifest through the yards on the MRL at Missoula, MT, on July 4. Interestingly, we saw these two units on a NB in Bend, OR, on July 2 as we left town to start our week-long Montana vacation, and we see them here 2 days later.
  9. MRL Geeps

    MRL Geeps

    MRL Geeps 405 & 404 lead a westbound through the yard at Livingston, MT
  10. snow squall

    snow squall

    MRL helpers push a grain train westbound thru a late spring snow squll in south central Montana up toward the mountains.
  11. Springtime in the Idaho Panhandle

    Springtime in the Idaho Panhandle

    BNSF 611 leads its westbound manifest towards Sand Point ID at East Hope,ID on the MRL 4th Sub.
  12. Last One For A While

    Last One For A While

    BNSF 5128 leads an early morning westbound loaded grain train off the Clark Fork Cutoff on the MRL 4th Sub just before the MRL MoW crews go to work and shut down the Missoula to Paradise part of the 4th Sub for the day.
  13. Dependable Sentinel

    Dependable Sentinel

    MRL(Montana Rail Link)bungalow at West Plains,MT controlling the westbound control signals for the Plains siding and main,and the west end switch on the Plains siding.Also appears to be a radio link for the MRL Dispatcher.Wife and I had dinner in Plains but we had to hit this spot on the way...
  14. Crossing the Clark Fork River #2

    Crossing the Clark Fork River #2

    MRL 4308 leads the loaded MRL morning Gas Train across the Clark Fork on the MRL 4th Sub at Paradise,MT as it heads for Pipeline,MT
  15. Rolling Through Dixon,MT

    Rolling Through Dixon,MT

    With MRL 382 on the point,the empty MRL morning Gas Train passes thru Dixon,MT on the MRL 10th sub headed for Missoula,MT
  16. BNSF 3001 Napavine, WA.

    BNSF 3001 Napavine, WA.

    BNSF 3001 North at Napavine, WA. with MRL SD45 370 trailing
  17. The local from Paradise

    The local from Paradise

    Heading east from Eddy, MT MRL's Paradise Local heads back towards Paradise 10-27-08 with just one car.
  18. MRL 382 East

    MRL 382 East

    MRL's eastbound gas local just west of Eddy, MT is headed back to Missoula 10-27-08 with units 382/4308.
  19. Helena Depot

    Helena Depot

    The clock tower on the Helena Depot serves as a reminder of when passenger trains served almost every town & city in America. The depot currently houses the local MRL offices.
  20. Lionhead logo

    Lionhead logo

    The Washington Corp.'s "lionhead" logo is clearly visible on a MRL SD45 at Garrison. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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