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By:Matt Adams
Dates:4/26/2007 - 5/7/2007
Album Info:A friend and I spent several days in Montana railfanning the MRL, and we spent a day on Marias Pass and UP's Spokane Sub in Idaho.
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The first MRL in Montana shot
Title:  The first MRL in Montana shot
Description:  The only thing we took photos of this day was the Paradise Local's power sitting in Paradise.
Photo Date:  4/26/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:14:16 PM
Location:  Paradise, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 123(GP9) MRL 127(GP9)
Views:  749   Comments: 1
MRL Day Gas Cans
Title:  MRL Day Gas Cans
Description:  We woke up to the sound of the Day Gas leaving the yard and we caught up to him just outside or Arlee.
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:37 PM
Location:  Arlee, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4308(SD70ACe)
Views:  327   Comments: 1
MRL Day Gas Cans
Title:  MRL Day Gas Cans
Description:  At Ravalli, the chase road become MT200 and we are set-up on the bridge across the track and Jocko River.
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:38 PM
Location:  Ravalli, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4308(SD70ACe)
Views:  436   Comments: 1
MRL Day Gas Cans
Title:  MRL Day Gas Cans
Description:  The railroad also crosses the Jocko River here.
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:38 PM
Location:  Ravalli, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4308(SD70ACe) MRL 302(SD45-2)
Views:  669   Comments: 2
MRL Day Gas Cans
Title:  MRL Day Gas Cans
Description:  Crossing the Flathead River west of Perma, MT.
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:39 PM
Location:  Perma, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4308(SD70ACe)
Views:  255   Comments: 0
MRL Day Gas Cans
Title:  MRL Day Gas Cans
Description:  About to cross MT200. Between DeSmet (Missoula) and Paradise, this train typically travels on the 10th Sub, and between Dixon and Paradise is usually trhe only train on here, 4 times a day and is used as an alternate route when the 4th Sub is jammed up. We did hear, but did not catch, a BNSF runthrough train on here much later this day.
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:40 PM
Location:  Paradise, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4308(SD70ACe)
Views:  305   Comments: 0
MRL Day Gas Cans
Title:  MRL Day Gas Cans
Description:  After we got this shot, we heard the Paradise and Jimbo locals were somewhere near Thompson Falls heading for Paradise, and the BNSF H-KCKPAS, aka the Kickpas would be meeting the Gas at Plains, so we went off to find the Locals.
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:41 PM
Location:  Paradise, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4308(SD70ACe)
Views:  343   Comments: 1
MRL Paradise Local
Title:  MRL Paradise Local
Description:  Wow, an all MRL train! The Paradise, with the Jimbo hot on their tail, has taken the siding for the Gas.
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:22 PM
Location:  Eddy, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 127(GP9)
Views:  619   Comments: 1
MRL Jimbo Local
Title:  MRL Jimbo Local
Description:  Here is the Jimbo Local, rounding the curve just west of Eddy, with one of MRL's two "SD19-1" SD9 rebuilds.
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:28 PM
Location:  Eddy, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 651(SD19-1)
Views:  813   Comments: 1
MRL 651 stopped all red
Title:  MRL 651 stopped all red
Description:  The Gas and Paradise have met, and the Jimbo is patiently waiting for his signal to go into the siding. We tried to get a Gas-Jimbo meet, but were unable to get a good angle.
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:29 PM
Location:  Eddy, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 651(SD19-1)
Views:  539   Comments: 0
MRL Jimbo Local
Title:  MRL Jimbo Local
Description:  651 and train leans into the curve. He caught up to the Paradise Local and had to run restricted speed past here to Plains. I didn't realize it until now, but the bell is using the mount off the high-hood SD35s, which have since been chop-nosed.
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:29 PM
Location:  Weeksville, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 651(SD19-1)
Views:  750   Comments: 0
MRL Jimbo Local
Title:  MRL Jimbo Local
Description:  We loved the snow on the mountains and tried to work it into all of our shots. We are just west of Plains and the 651 is proceeding at restricted speed.
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:30 PM
Location:  Plains, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 651(SD19-1)
Views:  424   Comments: 1
MRL Jimbo Local
Title:  MRL Jimbo Local
Description:  We believe the Jimbo Local was more of a work train than anything else.
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:31 PM
Location:  Plains, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 651(SD19-1)
Views:  910   Comments: 1
MRL Jimbo Local
Title:  MRL Jimbo Local
Description:  THis photo was very popular on RailPictures.net
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:31 PM
Location:  Plains, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 651(SD19-1)
Views:  1157   Comments: 8
MRL Jimbo Local
Title:  MRL Jimbo Local
Description:  Hauling ass through Plains now!
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:35 PM
Location:  Plains, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 651(SD19-1)
Views:  396   Comments: 0
MRL Paradise Local
Title:  MRL Paradise Local
Description:  Crew is all tied up for the day now.
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:23 PM
Location:  Paradise, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 127(GP9)
Views:  552   Comments: 0
Martin Burwash inspired photo
Title:  Martin Burwash inspired photo
Description:  This seems like something he'd do, but I could be full of crap, lol :)
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:24 PM
Location:  Paradise, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 127(GP9)
Views:  564   Comments: 3
Blue Sky, Blue Units, Blue Boxcar and Blue Water
Title:  Blue Sky, Blue Units, Blue Boxcar and Blue Water
Description:  The Day Gas heads back to Missoula on the 10th Sub.
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:24 PM
Location:  Perma, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 302(SD45-2) MRL 4308(SD70ACe)
Views:  427   Comments: 0
MRL Day Gas Local
Title:  MRL Day Gas Local
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:26 PM
Location:  Perma, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 302(SD45-2)
Views:  653   Comments: 4
MRL Day Gas Local
Title:  MRL Day Gas Local
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:26 PM
Location:  Perma, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 302(SD45-2)
Views:  378   Comments: 1
MRL Day Gas Local
Title:  MRL Day Gas Local
Description:  Almost back to Missoula!
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:27 PM
Location:  Evaro, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 302(SD45-2)
Views:  322   Comments: 0
MRL Day Gas Local
Title:  MRL Day Gas Local
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:28 PM
Location:  Evaro, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 302(SD45-2)
Views:  316   Comments: 0
MRL Night Gas Local
Title:  MRL Night Gas Local
Description:  Heading up Evaro Hill between Evaro and De Smet.
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:42 PM
Location:  De Smet, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4308(SD70ACe)
Views:  300   Comments: 0
MRL Night Gas Local
Title:  MRL Night Gas Local
Description:  Between Ravalli and Arlee
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:42 PM
Location:  Arlee, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4308(SD70ACe)
Views:  408   Comments: 2
MRL Night Gas Local
Title:  MRL Night Gas Local
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:43 PM
Location:  Ravalli, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4308(SD70ACe)
Views:  342   Comments: 1
MRL Night Gas Local
Title:  MRL Night Gas Local
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:43 PM
Location:  Dixon, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4308(SD70ACe)
Views:  295   Comments: 0
MRL Night Gas Local
Title:  MRL Night Gas Local
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:44 PM
Location:  Dixon, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4308(SD70ACe)
Views:  265   Comments: 0
MRL Night Gas Local
Title:  MRL Night Gas Local
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:45 PM
Location:  Perma, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  173   Comments: 0
MRL Meet
Title:  MRL Meet
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:45 PM
Location:  Paradise, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 127(GP9) MRL 4308(SD70ACe)
Views:  584   Comments: 0
Logos of the MRL
Title:  Logos of the MRL
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 5:22:22 PM
Location:  Paradise, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 123(GP9) MRL 127(GP9)
Views:  696   Comments: 0
MRL GP35 406
Title:  MRL GP35 406
Description:  Local power takes a rest in Missoula for a while.
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:13:58 PM
Location:  Missoula, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 406(GP35) MRL 402(GP35)
Views:  573   Comments: 0
BNSF 7768 West
Title:  BNSF 7768 West
Description:  Loaded grain train roars down the main through Drummond.
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:13:52 PM
Location:  Drummond, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7768(ES44DC)
Views:  252   Comments: 0
FXE ES44AC 4602
Title:  FXE ES44AC 4602
Description:  First one I've seen in daylight!
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:13:58 PM
Location:  Drummond, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  FXE 4602(ES44AC)
Views:  329   Comments: 1
BNSF H-KCKPAS1-26A
Title:  BNSF H-KCKPAS1-26A
Description:  The Kickpas as it's fondly called on the MRL heads into the siding at Garrison to pick some cars up.
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:13:51 PM
Location:  Garrison, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 5116(C44-9W)
Views:  280   Comments: 0
Big Plane
Title:  Big Plane
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:13:55 PM
Location:  Garrison, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  584   Comments: 2
Little Plane
Title:  Little Plane
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:13:56 PM
Location:  Garrison, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  337   Comments: 0
"Group" photo
Title:  "Group" photo
Description:  Dan is on the left, I'm on the right.
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:13:57 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  352   Comments: 3
Laurel-Spokane
Title:  Laurel-Spokane
Description:  BNSF M-LAUSPO1-28A. When we first arrived on the scene, the lighting wasn't right for this shot and you couldn't tell MULLAN TUNNEL was cast into the face of the portal because if the black.
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:13:45 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  240   Comments: 0
Laurel-Spokane
Title:  Laurel-Spokane
Description:  Can you tell what it is yet??
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:13:46 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  150   Comments: 0
Peekaboo!
Title:  Peekaboo!
Description:  The Laurel Spokane pops out of the tunnel.
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:13:47 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 626(C44-9W)
Views:  353   Comments: 0
No black fog today!
Title:  No black fog today!
Description:  Just a trace of exhaust from the GE duo, but, they had help and a much lighter train, than say, a coal drag.
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:13:48 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 626(C44-9W)
Views:  328   Comments: 0
Meet
Title:  Meet
Description:  The ML and the Laurel Spokane meet
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:13:48 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 626(C44-9W) MRL 4302(SD70ACe)
Views:  364   Comments: 0
ML and the Laurel-Spokane helpers
Title:  ML and the Laurel-Spokane helpers
Description:  These aren't DPU's, they are MANNED mid train helpers!
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:14:01 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4302(SD70ACe) MRL 4313(SD70ACe) MRL 4306(SD70ACe)
Views:  637   Comments: 0
Thats clean smoke
Title:  Thats clean smoke
Description:  The 4302/4303 duo put on a smoke show for us now that the LAUSPO is in the siding.
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:13:59 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4302(SD70ACe)
Views:  358   Comments: 0
MRL ML
Title:  MRL ML
Description:  The light area you see behind the lead truck is sand.
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:13:59 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4302(SD70ACe) MRL 4303(SD70ACe)
Views:  372   Comments: 0
3 way meet
Title:  3 way meet
Description:  As the end of the ML passes us, we can see the Paskick (PASKCK) coming up the siding.
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:13:44 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  232   Comments: 0
Paskick BNSF 7047 East
Title:  Paskick BNSF 7047 East
Description:  Topping the grade after the ML got down the other side far enough to let this guy go.
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:13:52 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7047(SD40-2)
Views:  328   Comments: 1
BNSF 9280 East
Title:  BNSF 9280 East
Description:  There was a big snow drift in the way at Blossburg, so we couldn't go down the back roads to get to Helena and had to run back out to US12 at Elliston and drive over and in that way. Here we have an empty coal train heading down the main, meeting the Laurel-Spokane who already has removed his helper.
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:13:53 PM
Location:  Elliston, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9280(SD60M)
Views:  264   Comments: 0
Meet
Title:  Meet
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:13:54 PM
Location:  Elliston, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9280(SD60M) BNSF 626(C44-9W)
Views:  378   Comments: 1
BNSF 1105
Title:  BNSF 1105
Description:  Mid-train and rear-end helpers are all cut in and air tested, this loaded grain train starts pulling away from Helena.
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/11/2007 7:13:49 PM
Location:  Tobin, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 1105(C44-9W)
Views:  365   Comments: 2


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