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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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MRL SW1200 12
Title:  MRL SW1200 12
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/29/2007  Upload Date: 5/13/2007 9:06:18 PM
Location:  Livingston, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 12(SW1200)
Views:  309   Comments: 0
MRL SD9 606
Title:  MRL SD9 606
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/29/2007  Upload Date: 5/13/2007 9:06:34 PM
Location:  Livingston, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 606(SD9)
Views:  199   Comments: 0
MRL Soapstone
Title:  MRL Soapstone
Description:  50 empty and 4 loaded cars head to Whitehall to get loaded with rock at a nearby quarry.
Photo Date:  4/29/2007  Upload Date: 5/13/2007 9:06:13 PM
Location:  Willow Creek, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9222(SD60M)
Views:  266   Comments: 0
MRL Soapstone
Title:  MRL Soapstone
Description:  Snaking through the cruves just west of Sappington
Photo Date:  4/29/2007  Upload Date: 5/13/2007 9:06:14 PM
Location:  Sappington, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9222(SD60M)
Views:  435   Comments: 0
The Victor and the Vanquished
Title:  The Victor and the Vanquished
Description:  The small dirt road on the other side of the river was once the Milwaukee's mainline, now, it's just a place to destroy your oil pan. "What?" you say. You'll find out later in this gallery!
Photo Date:  4/29/2007  Upload Date: 5/13/2007 9:06:15 PM
Location:  Cardwell, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9222(SD60M)
Views:  375   Comments: 1
MRL Soapstone
Title:  MRL Soapstone
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/29/2007  Upload Date: 5/13/2007 9:06:15 PM
Location:  Whitehall, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9222(SD60M)
Views:  348   Comments: 0
Rarus Railway
Title:  Rarus Railway
Description:  Switching around town. We never did, in two attempts, get them moving on the Butte-Anaconda mainline.
Photo Date:  4/30/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 2:47:51 PM
Location:  Butte, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RARW 107(GP9) MWRR 203(GP9) RARW 302(GP9)
Views:  895   Comments: 1
Rarus Railway
Title:  Rarus Railway
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/30/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 2:47:51 PM
Location:  Butte, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RARW 107(GP9) MWRR 203(GP9) RARW 302(GP9)
Views:  627   Comments: 1
MWRR GP9 203
Title:  MWRR GP9 203
Description:  Probably the last Montana Western lettered unit on the Rarus roster.
Photo Date:  4/30/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 2:47:50 PM
Location:  Butte, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MWRR 203(GP9)
Views:  625   Comments: 1
RARW GP9 302
Title:  RARW GP9 302
Description:  No mistaking the heritage of this unit!
Photo Date:  4/30/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 2:47:54 PM
Location:  Butte, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RARW 302(GP9)
Views:  292   Comments: 0
Rarus Railway
Title:  Rarus Railway
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/30/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 2:47:55 PM
Location:  Butte, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RARW 302(GP9)
Views:  277   Comments: 1
Rarus Railway
Title:  Rarus Railway
Description:  Switching before heading to the copper mine.
Photo Date:  4/30/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 2:47:53 PM
Location:  Butte, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RARW 107(GP9) MWRR 203(GP9) RARW 302(GP9)
Views:  600   Comments: 1
Rarus heading to the Copper Mine
Title:  Rarus heading to the Copper Mine
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/30/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 2:47:53 PM
Location:  Butte, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RARW 107(GP9) MWRR 203(GP9) RARW 302(GP9)
Views:  711   Comments: 2
HLCX GP38AC 3641
Title:  HLCX GP38AC 3641
Description:  I did a search for GP38, GP38-2 and GP38AC models trying to find out what this might be and all I could come up[ with was an HLCX unit.
Photo Date:  4/30/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 2:47:49 PM
Location:  Silver Bow, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 3641(GP38AC)
Views:  483   Comments: 1
BNSF 2978 West
Title:  BNSF 2978 West
Description:  The Rarus Railway's Butte-Anaconda mainline passes overhead, and the bridge to the left was once to go over the Milwaukee.
Photo Date:  4/30/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 2:47:48 PM
Location:  Ramsay, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2978(GP39V) BNSF 2819(GP39M) BNSF 2930(GP39E) BNSF 2820(GP39M)
Views:  573   Comments: 3
BNSF 2978 West
Title:  BNSF 2978 West
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/30/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 2:47:49 PM
Location:  Ramsay, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2978(GP39V) BNSF 2819(GP39M) BNSF 2930(GP39E) BNSF 2820(GP39M)
Views:  515   Comments: 0
BNSF GP39M 2820
Title:  BNSF GP39M 2820
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/30/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 2:47:47 PM
Location:  Ramsay, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2820(GP39M)
Views:  268   Comments: 0
Busted Oil Pan
Title:  Busted Oil Pan
Description:  You might wonder what this has to do with trains. Well, nothing, except for the fat that it happened while chasing the BNSF 2978 West using the old Milwaukee ROW. We had found some rough spots along the way, and took it easy, and were still able to catch up to the train. The ROW condition improved greatly so I upped the speed a bit. We were looking around and did not notice a small wash that had developed across the ROW. By the time we noticed it, there was nothing I could do but slam the brakes on and hope we got slowed down enough to make it over safely. We slammed down into it at probably 20 MPH, causing this nice hole in my oil pan. We were able to get the car off the ROW and to I-90 with an extra bottle of oil I happened to have. This pretty much wraps up our adventures on the 30th!
Photo Date:  4/30/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:17:46 PM
Location:  Crackerville, MT
Author:  Dan Larsen
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  255   Comments: 2
BNSF 7653 East
Title:  BNSF 7653 East
Description:  Empty grain train rolling down into Helena
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:06 PM
Location:  Tobin, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7653(ES44DC)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
MRL Empty Coal
Title:  MRL Empty Coal
Description:  Another Centalia, WA empty coal train heads east to the PRB mines.
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:07 PM
Location:  Austin, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 8228(SD75M) BNSF 8224(SD75M) BNSF 9221(SD60M) BNSF 9266(SD60M)
Views:  529   Comments: 1
BNSF SD60M 9221
Title:  BNSF SD60M 9221
Description:  I think these should have been ;eading, not those nasty red and silver things.
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:08 PM
Location:  Austin, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9221(SD60M) BNSF 9266(SD60M)
Views:  216   Comments: 0
Another day, another Kickpas
Title:  Another day, another Kickpas
Description:  We were here waiting for the helpers, hoping that they were on the rear.
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:04 PM
Location:  Austin, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4508(C44-9W) BNSF 4770(C44-9W)
Views:  182   Comments: 0
MRL HELPER2
Title:  MRL HELPER2
Description:  Unfortunetly, the helpers were in the middle.....
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:22 PM
Location:  Austin, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4309(SD70ACe) MRL 4304(SD70ACe)
Views:  451   Comments: 0
"Old Skool" MRL ML
Title:  "Old Skool" MRL ML
Description:  When the sound of the ML was really getting loud, I knew that it wasn't just a pair of ACe's on the point, and we were rewarded with this incredible lashup.
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:21 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 355(SD45) MRL 327(SD45) MRL 351(SD45-2XR) MRL 4300(SD70ACe) MRL 4310(SD70ACe)
Views:  1075   Comments: 2
"Old Skool" MRL ML
Title:  "Old Skool" MRL ML
Description:  Thanks to the snow drift that was still sitting on top of the hill mocking us, we chose to stay put, rather than attempt to follow the ML down to Helena, where he would meet a loaded coal train.
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:22 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 355(SD45) MRL 327(SD45) MRL 351(SD45-2XR) MRL 4300(SD70ACe) MRL 4310(SD70ACe)
Views:  920   Comments: 0
MRL SD45 327
Title:  MRL SD45 327
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:16 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 327(SD45)
Views:  244   Comments: 0
MRL SD45-2XR 351
Title:  MRL SD45-2XR 351
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:20 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 351(SD45-2XR)
Views:  284   Comments: 0
MRL ML
Title:  MRL ML
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:00 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4310(SD70ACe)
Views:  258   Comments: 0
MRL HELPER2
Title:  MRL HELPER2
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:23 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4304(SD70ACe) MRL 4309(SD70ACe)
Views:  403   Comments: 0
MRL HELPER2
Title:  MRL HELPER2
Description:  Heading back to Helena to help the coal train
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:24 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4304(SD70ACe) MRL 4309(SD70ACe)
Views:  596   Comments: 0
MRL HELPER2
Title:  MRL HELPER2
Description:  Note the new knuckle on the front of the 4309.
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:26 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4309(SD70ACe) MRL 4304(SD70ACe)
Views:  614   Comments: 0
MRL Coal Train
Title:  MRL Coal Train
Description:  After several excructatingly long hours, the coal train finally pops out of Mullan Tunnel... Let the Black Fog begin!
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:10 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9280(SD60M)
Views:  231   Comments: 1
MRL Coal Train
Title:  MRL Coal Train
Description:  There is video of this train too.
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:10 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9280(SD60M)
Views:  219   Comments: 1
MRL Coal Train
Title:  MRL Coal Train
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:11 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9280(SD60M)
Views:  712   Comments: 10
MRL Coal Train
Title:  MRL Coal Train
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:12 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9280(SD60M)
Views:  196   Comments: 0
MRL Coal Train
Title:  MRL Coal Train
Description:  "The Black Fog of Blossburg"
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:13 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9280(SD60M)
Views:  247   Comments: 0
The Black Fog of Blossburg
Title:  The Black Fog of Blossburg
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:13 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  73   Comments: 0
MRL HELPER3
Title:  MRL HELPER3
Description:  The "black fog" has clouded out the sun as the mid-train helpers crest the summit.
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:25 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4306(SD70ACe) MRL 4313(SD70ACe)
Views:  313   Comments: 0
MRL HELPER4
Title:  MRL HELPER4
Description:  Yeah, there is a train in this photo! The rear-end helpers to be exact.
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:24 PM
Location:  Blossburg, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4304(SD70ACe)
Views:  264   Comments: 0
MRL Coal Train
Title:  MRL Coal Train
Description:  To quote Dan "It's not the coal that makes them black, its Mullan!"
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:26 PM
Location:  Elliston, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9280(SD60M) BNSF 8296(SD75I) BNSF 8254(SD75M)
Views:  484   Comments: 0
Paskick FURX 7930 East
Title:  Paskick FURX 7930 East
Description:  The coal just cleared in the the siding allowing the PASKCK to blow through town.
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:14 PM
Location:  Elliston, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  FURX 7930(SD40-2) BNSF 6862(SD40-2) BNSF 6951(SD40-2) MRL 328(SD45) MRL 324(SD45-2)
Views:  485   Comments: 1
Paskick FURX 7930 East
Title:  Paskick FURX 7930 East
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:15 PM
Location:  Elliston, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  FURX 7930(SD40-2) BNSF 6862(SD40-2) BNSF 6951(SD40-2) MRL 328(SD45) MRL 324(SD45-2)
Views:  402   Comments: 0
Paskick BNSF 4391 East
Title:  Paskick BNSF 4391 East
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:03 PM
Location:  Elliston, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4391(C44-9W) BNSF 9280(SD60M)
Views:  243   Comments: 0
MRL Coal Train
Title:  MRL Coal Train
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:57:15 PM
Location:  Elliston, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9280(SD60M) BNSF 8296(SD75I)
Views:  405   Comments: 0
Empty Earthworm
Title:  Empty Earthworm
Description:  Last of three to meet the coal train.
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:05 PM
Location:  Elliston, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 5197(C44-9W) NS 9147(C40-9W) BNSF 4716(C44-9W)
Views:  271   Comments: 0
Waves all around
Title:  Waves all around
Description:  The coal conductor waves back at the Empty Earthworm as they pass by.
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:05 PM
Location:  Elliston, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 5197(C44-9W)
Views:  177   Comments: 0
MRL Coal Train
Title:  MRL Coal Train
Description:  All the helpers have been cut off now, and it's smooth sailing in to Missoula.
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:57:09 PM
Location:  Garrison, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9280(SD60M)
Views:  240   Comments: 1
America's Railroad
Title:  America's Railroad
Description:  The coal train just barely beat us to Drummond, and I noticed thios shot as we were sitting at the crossing.
Photo Date:  5/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 3:30:02 PM
Location:  Drummond, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  134   Comments: 1
MRL ML
Title:  MRL ML
Description:  We got a late start and didn't catch up to the ML until Drummond.
Photo Date:  5/2/2007  Upload Date: 5/24/2007 2:54:03 PM
Location:  Drummond, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4302(SD70ACe) MRL 4303(SD70ACe)
Views:  517   Comments: 1
MRL ML
Title:  MRL ML
Description:  ML prepares to stop to make a 1 car setout and a 30 car pickup.
Photo Date:  5/2/2007  Upload Date: 5/24/2007 2:54:04 PM
Location:  Garrison, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 4302(SD70ACe)
Views:  299   Comments: 1


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