Coal loads depart the Signal Peak mine and enter the 36 mile line built into the mix of Montana prairie and badlands in 2007-08 that sees one commodity - coal, and lots of it. This privately owned... (more)
The classic Helena shot, but does it ever really get old? An old and worn cream and green MAC, a classic but fading reminder of the past, leads this coal load screaming out of Montana's capital c... (more)
While the MRL isn't looking for T4 Ace's, EMD is hoping other railroads are, and wants to prove they can operate in any condition. Testing out the Helena, these SD70ACe-T4 units will be pushed to ... (more)
While a nice storm cell approaches, the Plummer Turn waits for the UP to show up after they dropped their loads at the interchange.The track to the right was the mainline of the Milwaukee Road's P... (more)
While slowly crossing the massive bridge over Lake Benewah, which interrupts the thick pine forests along the route, you'll notice the conductor has come out and is talking with the fisherman belo... (more)
Former Milwaukee Road GP9's moving cars on basically the only surviving part of the Milwaukee Roads Pacific Coast extension...Such a cool railroad... will need to make time to come back here again... (more)
Keenan Switch has just descended Minntac Hill and the conductor gives the engineer hand signs to make the cut, as they will head into Mt. Iron to grab some pulpwood cars. GT 6221 was a nice sight ... (more)
I was definitely not dressed for the bitter cold mixed with howling winds I experienced on the bridge waiting for this guy... guess the result was worth it though!
Having finished their work in Bozeman, the Livingston Local is blasting off back to their namesake in a classic Montana snow squall.
With white out conditions on and off, slowly but the Livingston Local is surely moving up the grade as they ascend the steep grade between West End and Muir. They will summit in a few minutes.
With wet rail, heavy loads and a steep incline, the Livingston Local is starting to feel the effects of Bozeman Pass. Minutes away from the sharp incline at West End, consecutively numbered GP35's... (more)
A great chase with great friends, I couldn't tell you where this is but one of the few times I got to shoot the BN SD60M's, some of my favorite units.
Although the freezing temps arent here yet, the snow and cold have started. Here the Rapids Local curves into Carlton on an absolutely bonechilling day.
Day Gas rolls along the picturesque Flathead River. Truly a gorgeous area!
Hot Boeings bound for Washington scoot along the Yellowstone River on a beautiful June evening.