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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.
Oakway #9031 leading a BN green SD40-2 on it's journey to the ports of Portland, Vancouver or Kalama.. This grain train had a whole rainbow mix of grain hoppers with the mineral red cars starting right behind the power.. It was interesting to see just two units pull this 14,000 ton grain...
The late afternoon light of New Year's Day,
2008, illuminates the Longmont Turn as
it switches and readies to tie down
for the night.
The background structures on the left side
of the photo are the old Great Western
sugar mill, shut down long ago and left
Leased to BN, SD60 Oakway 9075 blasts out of the east portal of the 7 mile long Flathead Tunnel located between Libby & Whitefish Montana. Built by the US Army Corps of Engineers for Great Northern Railway when the Libby Dam was under construction in 1966.
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