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By:Kevin Andrusia
Dates:7/24/2006 - 8/4/2006
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DENTAC w/ex-ATSF
Title:  DENTAC w/ex-ATSF
Description:  This train followed me up from Colorado & Wyoming...if you look at my CO/WY album, there is a pic of this consist with an ex-BN unit at Cheyenne.
Photo Date:  7/24/2006  Upload Date: 10/3/2006 10:47:12 PM
Location:  Frenchtown, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
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Locomotives:  BNSF 6869(SD40-2) BNSF 6945(SD40-2)
Views:  363   Comments: 3
BNSF 6869 West
Title:  BNSF 6869 West
Description:  Accelerating westward out of Missoula on MRL. This set, which I saw two days earlier in Cheyenne, greeted me minutes after I landed in Missoula.
Photo Date:  7/24/2006  Upload Date: 10/3/2006 10:47:13 PM
Location:  DeSmet, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
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Locomotives:  BNSF 6869(SD40-2) BNSF 6945(SD40-2)
Views:  345   Comments: 1
BNSF Centralia Coal
Title:  BNSF Centralia Coal
Description:  Evaro gets a "blast from the past" with this empty coal train headed down the 10th Sub on MRL.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 10/2/2006 9:02:22 PM
Location:  Evaro, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9748(SD70MAC) BNSF 4320(C44-9W)
Views:  325   Comments: 1
Two On The Main At Plains
Title:  Two On The Main At Plains
Description:  Having met an empty Boardman coal train, this loaded coal train is accelerating west from Plains with the Gas Local right behind.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 10/22/2006 8:48:38 PM
Location:  Plains, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9766(SD70MAC) BNSF 8261(SD75M) BNSF 4359(C44-9W) BNSF 8228(SD75M)
Views:  488   Comments: 1
MRL 109
Title:  MRL 109
Description:  Two variants of MRL paint here, at the depot in Paradise for the local. Local time is 1930hrs with almost two more hours before sunset.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 10/22/2006 8:48:37 PM
Location:  Paradise, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
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Locomotives:  MRL 109(GP9) MRL 113(GP9)
Views:  866   Comments: 2
MRL Polson Local
Title:  MRL Polson Local
Description:  Heading up the 10th Sub at Indreland Road curve.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 10/2/2006 9:02:15 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 132(GP9) MRL 402(GP35) MRL 401(GP35)
Views:  953   Comments: 2
MRL Polson Local
Title:  MRL Polson Local
Description:  132 is helping "The Sisters" up the 10th Sub to Dixon, where the train takes the 11th Sub to Polson.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 10/2/2006 9:02:16 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
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Locomotives:  MRL 132(GP9) MRL 402(GP35) MRL 401(GP35)
Views:  901   Comments: 0
MRL Polson Local
Title:  MRL Polson Local
Description:  Train has left the 10th Sub (in the background at the base of the mountains) & is headed up to Polson on the 11th Sub.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 10/2/2006 9:02:17 PM
Location:  Agency, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 132(GP9) MRL 401(GP35) MRL 402(GP35)
Views:  730   Comments: 1
MRL Polson Local
Title:  MRL Polson Local
Description:  Cresting the grade at Evaro.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 10/2/2006 9:02:17 PM
Location:  Evaro, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 132(GP9) MRL 402(GP35) MRL 401(GP35)
Views:  574   Comments: 0
MRL Polson Local
Title:  MRL Polson Local
Description:  One of the many sights to see on the 11th Sub.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 10/7/2006 6:52:02 PM
Location:  Moiese, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 132(GP9) MRL 402(GP35) MRL 401(GP35)
Views:  750   Comments: 1
MRL Polson Local
Title:  MRL Polson Local
Description:  Train is almost at the end of the 11th Sub in its namesake city. Power will run around train & head back to Missoula.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 11/3/2006 9:57:35 PM
Location:  Polson, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 132(GP9) MRL 401(GP35) MRL 402(GP35)
Views:  729   Comments: 0
MRL Schilling Local
Title:  MRL Schilling Local
Description:  Heading out of Missoula to Frenchtown.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 11/3/2006 9:57:35 PM
Location:  DeSmet, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 132(GP9) MRL 402(GP35) MRL 401(GP35)
Views:  567   Comments: 1
MRL Day Gas Local
Title:  MRL Day Gas Local
Description:  Empty gas cans about to slide into Missoula at the crest of the 10th Sub.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 10/2/2006 9:02:18 PM
Location:  Evaro, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 355(SD45) MRL 4312(SD70ACe)
Views:  521   Comments: 0
MRL Polson Local
Title:  MRL Polson Local
Description:  Hence the name, "Big Sky Country"....drifting down the 10th Sub into Missoula.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 10/2/2006 9:02:10 PM
Location:  Evaro, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 401(GP35) MRL 402(GP35) MRL 132(GP9)
Views:  947   Comments: 1
MRL Polson Local
Title:  MRL Polson Local
Description:  Train is about to descend into Missoula off the 10th Sub
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 10/2/2006 10:20:01 PM
Location:  Evaro, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 401(GP35) MRL 402(GP35) MRL 132(GP9)
Views:  827   Comments: 0
MRL Polson Local
Title:  MRL Polson Local
Description:  With work in Polson complete for the day, the train is running south (railroad east) down the 11th Sub to Dixon, where it'll take the 10th Sub back to Missoula.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 10/3/2006 10:47:15 PM
Location:  Pablo, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 401(GP35) MRL 402(GP35) MRL 132(GP9)
Views:  658   Comments: 1
MRL Night Gas Local
Title:  MRL Night Gas Local
Description:  Clipping westward on the 10th Sub.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 10/22/2006 8:48:41 PM
Location:  Dixon, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4312(SD70ACe) MRL 355(SD45)
Views:  410   Comments: 0
MRL Night Gas Local
Title:  MRL Night Gas Local
Description:  Classic Missoula-area shot. Train will head up the 10th Sub here. The "grain" you see in the scan is dust blowing around in high winds, has been very dry for weeks.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 10/22/2006 8:48:43 PM
Location:  DeSmet, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4312(SD70ACe) MRL 355(SD45)
Views:  409   Comments: 1
MRL 4312 West
Title:  MRL 4312 West
Description:  Night Gas Local leaving Plains at 2015hrs.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 12/17/2006 2:55:18 AM
Location:  Plains, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4312(SD70ACe) MRL 355(SD45)
Views:  377   Comments: 0
MRL Day Gas Local
Title:  MRL Day Gas Local
Description:  Sun had only been on the rails for two minutes when the Gas Local crested the grade in Evaro. It is pulling an extra cut of cars for Paradise today.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 10/2/2006 9:02:14 PM
Location:  Evaro, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4312(SD70ACe) MRL 355(SD45)
Views:  371   Comments: 0
MRL Night Gas Local
Title:  MRL Night Gas Local
Description:  Daylight is plentiful in Big Sky Country during the summer. Loaded gas cans are about to arrive at the Conoco pipeline. It's 2050hrs at the time of this exposure, still with 15 more minutes before the sun dips behind the mountains at "Pipeline", as MRL calls it.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 10/3/2006 10:47:15 PM
Location:  Thompson Falls, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4312(SD70ACe) MRL 355(SD45)
Views:  563   Comments: 0
MRL Gas & Paradise Locals
Title:  MRL Gas & Paradise Locals
Description:  Night Gas is passing power idling for Paradise Local.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 10/6/2006 10:12:33 PM
Location:  Paradise, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4312(SD70ACe) MRL 355(SD45) MRL 109(GP9)
Views:  505   Comments: 0
MRL 4312 West
Title:  MRL 4312 West
Description:  Night Gas Local...yes, night....it's 8PM-ish will still another hour of sunlight.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 10/6/2006 10:12:34 PM
Location:  Paradise, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4312(SD70ACe) MRL 355(SD45)
Views:  373   Comments: 0
MRL Night Gas Local
Title:  MRL Night Gas Local
Description:  No shortage of scenery on the 10th Sub, this spot is on the west side of Perma headed up to the trestle.
Photo Date:  7/25/2006  Upload Date: 10/7/2006 6:52:04 PM
Location:  Perma, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4312(SD70ACe) MRL 355(SD45)
Views:  385   Comments: 1
DENTAC
Title:  DENTAC
Description:  Fires burn to the east of Missoula as the stack train races west with shades of the 4th Sub's prior operation.
Photo Date:  7/26/2006  Upload Date: 10/2/2006 9:02:03 PM
Location:  Frenchtown, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6797(SD40-2) BNSF 7894(SD40-2)
Views:  295   Comments: 1
MRL 392 Comes Home
Title:  MRL 392 Comes Home
Description:  Ordinarily, the F45 could be leading, but in this case is on lease to BNSF & running across MRL on Laurel-Spokane "LAUSPO", heading onto the 4th Sub at DeSmet (10th Sub visible below 762's pilot).
Photo Date:  7/26/2006  Upload Date: 10/22/2006 8:48:41 PM
Location:  DeSmet, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 762(C44-9W) MRL 392(F45) BNSF 2965(GP39V)
Views:  580   Comments: 0
KCKPAS W/Boeing Loads
Title:  KCKPAS W/Boeing Loads
Description:  Future aircraft in tow.
Photo Date:  7/26/2006  Upload Date: 10/2/2006 9:02:06 PM
Location:  Frenchtown, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7646(ES44DC) BNSF 4975(C44-9W)
Views:  394   Comments: 0
KCKPAS w/Boeing Loads
Title:  KCKPAS w/Boeing Loads
Description:  Westbound on MRL
Photo Date:  7/26/2006  Upload Date: 11/3/2006 9:57:32 PM
Location:  Frenchtown, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7646(ES44DC)
Views:  286   Comments: 0
BNSF 799 West
Title:  BNSF 799 West
Description:  Loaded grain train westbound on MRL
Photo Date:  7/26/2006  Upload Date: 11/3/2006 9:37:40 PM
Location:  Frenchtown, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 799(C44-9W)
Views:  283   Comments: 0
CSXT 3102
Title:  CSXT 3102
Description:  I grew up with this locomotive on the east coast, it's well beyond "retired" here.
Photo Date:  7/26/2006  Upload Date: 11/3/2006 9:57:33 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
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Locomotives:  CSX 3102(B23-7)
Views:  892   Comments: 1
MRL 327 East
Title:  MRL 327 East
Description:  Missoula-Laurel "ML" just out of Missoula crossing Blackfoot River.
Photo Date:  7/26/2006  Upload Date: 10/7/2006 6:52:07 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 327(SD45)
Views:  283   Comments: 0
MRL Darby Local
Title:  MRL Darby Local
Description:  "The Sisters" are on the 9th Sub, another of MRL's lesser-photographed regions, crossing Clark Fork in downtown Missoula.
Photo Date:  7/26/2006  Upload Date: 10/7/2006 6:52:07 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 402(GP35) MRL 401(GP35)
Views:  576   Comments: 0
MRL Night Gas Local On 4th Sub
Title:  MRL Night Gas Local On 4th Sub
Description:  Dispatcher had the Gas Local run "down the river" tonight, seen here at the east end of Lothrop. Apart from a local, MRL's own power doesn't often lead in this stretch between Missoula & Paradise. Access isn't easy for "chase mode" around here.
Photo Date:  7/26/2006  Upload Date: 10/22/2006 8:48:43 PM
Location:  Lothrop, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4312(SD70ACe) MRL 355(SD45)
Views:  320   Comments: 1
BNSF "Greenface" 9242
Title:  BNSF "Greenface" 9242
Description:  Power from a Centralia coal train heads to the roundhouse at MRL's Missoula Yard.
Photo Date:  7/27/2006  Upload Date: 11/3/2006 9:57:32 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9242(SD60M) BNSF 9212(SD60M) BNSF 8223(SD75M) BNSF 4460(C44-9W)
Views:  565   Comments: 0
"Supersized" MRL Day Gas Local
Title:  "Supersized" MRL Day Gas Local
Description:  A pickup in Paradise makes for this large train, running east over the 10th Sub on the west side of Perma along Flathead River.
Photo Date:  7/27/2006  Upload Date: 10/7/2006 6:52:08 PM
Location:  Perma, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 355(SD45) MRL 4312(SD70ACe)
Views:  534   Comments: 0
"Supersized" MRL Day Gas Local
Title:  "Supersized" MRL Day Gas Local
Description:  A pickup in Paradise makes for this large train, running east over the 10th Sub on the west side of Perma along Flathead River.
Photo Date:  7/27/2006  Upload Date: 10/7/2006 6:52:09 PM
Location:  Perma, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 355(SD45) MRL 4312(SD70ACe)
Views:  374   Comments: 0
"Supersized" MRL Day Gas Local
Title:  "Supersized" MRL Day Gas Local
Description:  Nearing Dixon eastbound with a pickup from Pipeline & Paradise. 10th Sub was hopping today, total of four eastbounds on 10th Sub at this time.
Photo Date:  7/27/2006  Upload Date: 10/8/2006 12:43:42 PM
Location:  Dixon, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 355(SD45) MRL 4312(SD70ACe)
Views:  338   Comments: 0
"Supersized" MRL Day Gas Local
Title:  "Supersized" MRL Day Gas Local
Description:  Snaking around the Flathead River on 10th Sub.
Photo Date:  7/27/2006  Upload Date: 10/8/2006 12:44:04 PM
Location:  Perma, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 355(SD45) MRL 4312(SD70ACe)
Views:  451   Comments: 0
MRL Polson Local
Title:  MRL Polson Local
Description:  Returing from Polson.
Photo Date:  7/27/2006  Upload Date: 10/8/2006 12:40:27 PM
Location:  Moiese, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 402(GP35) MRL 401(GP35) MRL 406(GP35)
Views:  869   Comments: 1
MRL Polson Local
Title:  MRL Polson Local
Description:  Heading east down the 10th Sub back to Missoula. A deer crossed over the tracks just ahead of this shot.
Photo Date:  7/27/2006  Upload Date: 10/22/2006 8:48:38 PM
Location:  Evaro, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 402(GP35) MRL 401(GP35) MRL 406(GP35)
Views:  607   Comments: 1
MRL Polson Local
Title:  MRL Polson Local
Description:  "The Sisters" are assisted by another sister up the mountain to Evaro on the 10th Sub.
Photo Date:  7/27/2006  Upload Date: 10/3/2006 10:47:14 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 406(GP35) MRL 401(GP35) MRL 402(GP35)
Views:  530   Comments: 0
MRL Polson Local
Title:  MRL Polson Local
Description:  On the 11th Sub enroute Polson.
Photo Date:  7/27/2006  Upload Date: 10/9/2006 8:40:37 PM
Location:  Agency, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 406(GP35) MRL 401(GP35) MRL 402(GP35)
Views:  651   Comments: 0
MRL Polson Local
Title:  MRL Polson Local
Description:  Easing across the trestle on the 11th Sub headed up to Polson.
Photo Date:  7/27/2006  Upload Date: 10/22/2006 8:48:44 PM
Location:  Moiese, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 406(GP35) MRL 401(GP35) MRL 402(GP35)
Views:  465   Comments: 1
MRL 4312 West
Title:  MRL 4312 West
Description:  Night Gas Local is two minutes away from their destination at the Conoco pipeline. It's 2030hrs with about 45 minutes of light left.
Photo Date:  7/27/2006  Upload Date: 10/8/2006 12:40:24 PM
Location:  Thompson Falls, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4312(SD70ACe) MRL 355(SD45)
Views:  354   Comments: 0
MRL Night Gas Local
Title:  MRL Night Gas Local
Description:  Headed up the 10th Sub.
Photo Date:  7/27/2006  Upload Date: 11/3/2006 9:57:42 PM
Location:  DeSmet, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4312(SD70ACe) MRL 355(SD45)
Views:  292   Comments: 0
MRL Night Gas Local
Title:  MRL Night Gas Local
Description:  Along the Flathead River near Perma. This train ran into a herd of cattle a couple miles to the east at MP45. The impact destroyed the brake pipe on 4312, they had to run engine light back to Missoula tonight.
Photo Date:  7/27/2006  Upload Date: 10/2/2006 9:02:13 PM
Location:  Perma, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4312(SD70ACe) MRL 355(SD45)
Views:  369   Comments: 0
MRL Night Gas Local
Title:  MRL Night Gas Local
Description:  Along the Flathead River near Perma. This train ran into a herd of cattle a couple miles to the east at MP45. The impact destroyed the brake pipe on 4312, they had to run engine light back to Missoula tonight.
Photo Date:  7/27/2006  Upload Date: 10/2/2006 9:02:13 PM
Location:  Perma, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4312(SD70ACe) MRL 355(SD45)
Views:  312   Comments: 1
MRL Night Gas Local
Title:  MRL Night Gas Local
Description:  Sweeping westward thru the wide S-curve between Paradise & Plains.
Photo Date:  7/27/2006  Upload Date: 10/3/2006 10:47:14 PM
Location:  Plains, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4312(SD70ACe) MRL 355(SD45)
Views:  365   Comments: 0
MRL 4312 West
Title:  MRL 4312 West
Description:  Loaded gas cans along the Clark Fork.
Photo Date:  7/27/2006  Upload Date: 10/8/2006 12:40:23 PM
Location:  Eddy, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4312(SD70ACe) MRL 355(SD45)
Views:  360   Comments: 0
KCKPAS Erupts From Mullan Tunnel
Title:  KCKPAS Erupts From Mullan Tunnel
Description:  The Continental Divide goes black as a slow & heavy Kansas City Kansas-Pasco emerges from the tunnel. No mid or rear helpers, just a lone MRL SD45-2 added to the head end to assist the other two motors.
Photo Date:  7/28/2006  Upload Date: 10/9/2006 8:40:41 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  354   Comments: 0


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