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  1. SD35 #702

    SD35 #702

    MRL SD35 #702 at Laurel Yard. MRL uses its SD35's in Laurel for yard switching, usualy w/ an RC caboose coupled to them so they can be operated by RC controlers (i'm not quite sure what the advantage of RC switching is over switching w/ someone in the cab; safty, maybe?)
  2. Close up of swoosh-logoed grain hopper

    Close up of swoosh-logoed grain hopper

    A close up of the "swoosh" on a swoosh-logoed BNSF grain hopper as a BNSF grain train passes through the east end of Laurel Yard.
  3. Montana Rail Link SD70ACe #4307

    Montana Rail Link SD70ACe #4307

    MRL SD70ACe #4307, along with another MRL ACe, sit in Laurel Yard while waiting for their next assignment.
  4. Train PR2 at the Lonsdale yard Limits

    Train PR2 at the Lonsdale yard Limits

    After servicing KIK Custom Products, PR2's running on the Providence to Worcester main, approaching the Lonsdale Yard Limits at Mendon Road .
  5. CP 317022

    CP 317022

    Typical red CP Rail bulkhead loaded with ???. This load likely arrived on 542 from Regina, he was then switched into the lumber yard which is used as a team track. They get this sort of odd loads all the time, sometimes in pack of 10 cars, just two cars this time though. Note the safety stripes.
  6. CN's dirtiest

    CN's dirtiest

    The hardest working units aren't running the country's mainlines, they're in the yards switching 24/7. You're looking at a typical CN hump set: GP38-2 mother lead (CN 7500 even) HBU-4 hump booster unit aka slug (CN 500) HBU-4 hump booster unit aka slug (CN 500) GP38-2 mother trail (CN...
  7. HERZOG gondola

    HERZOG gondola

    A mixed freight passes through Billings past the Quality Inn on its way to MRL's Laurel yard. I happened to get a pic. of this HERZOG high-sided gondola.
  8. Front of the GrainTrain

    Front of the GrainTrain

    A pic. of the last locomotive & the 1st grain hopper on the BNSF grain train passing through MRL's Laurel Yard.
  9. Grain in Laurel

    Grain in Laurel

    Another pic. of the BNSF grain train passing through MRL's Laurel yard
  10. The Endless Grain Train...

    The Endless Grain Train...

    What seems like an endless grain train passes through MRL's Laurel Yard
  11. EMD leasing fleet SD60's

    EMD leasing fleet SD60's

    A pair of SD60's from EMD's leasing fleet sit near the yard office/dispatching tower (which I got a tour of while I was there) at MRL's Laurel yard.
  12. Norfolk Southern SD70M at MRL's Laurel Yard

    Norfolk Southern SD70M at MRL's Laurel Yard

    Another pic. of the NS SD70M at Laurel.
  13. Norfolk Southern SD70M in Laurel, Mt?!?!

    Norfolk Southern SD70M in Laurel, Mt?!?!

    A Norfolk Southern SD70M idles at Montana Rail Link's Laurel yard in Laurel, Mt. Note that the cab/nose is the later version seen on some of Union Pacific's & Norfolk Southern's SD70M's.
  14. BNSF 4948 at Laurel

    BNSF 4948 at Laurel

    BNSF Dash 9-44CW #4948 leads a long grain train through the east end of Montana Rail Link's Laurel yard. Location: Laurel, Mt Railroad: BNSF Locomotive/Train: Dash 9-44CW Date: April 2007
  15. BNSF #4888

    BNSF #4888

    #4888 looks like it has had some major patching jobs done to it, especialy on the nose. #4888 is seen here resting at MRL's Laurel, Mt yard.
  16. Montana Rail Link SD70ACe's at Laurel

    Montana Rail Link SD70ACe's at Laurel

    MRL SD70ACe's #4307 & #4303 sit at one end of MRL's Laurel Yard, which is the largest rail yard between ST.Paul, Mn & Pasco, Wa. Tracks come in from 5 different directions at Laurel: 1.west from Livingston, Bozeman, Helena, ect... 2. east from Glendive/Forsyth 3. up from the Powder River...
  17. Cold Night

    Cold Night

    Two SOO GP38-2's in La Crosse.
  18. NS #3066 Botsford Yard Kalamazoo, MI

    NS #3066 Botsford Yard Kalamazoo, MI

  19. B-1-G rolls into Bosford Yard form the west from Kalamazoo, MI

    B-1-G rolls into Bosford Yard form the west from Kalamazoo, MI

  20. Amtrak #127 rolls through Botsford Yard Kalamazoo, MI

    Amtrak #127 rolls through Botsford Yard Kalamazoo, MI





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