Dec 4 MRL ML near McQuarrie, MT
From the trip I took across the MRL last October. On the afternoon of Monday 10-12-15 I stopped at Missoula, MT and found the ML was getting ready to depart around 12:30 PM.  After shooting it leaving Missoula I drove on out past Bonner and  was l...
May 10 MRL Paradise Local + BNSF coal
I arrived at Sandpoint, ID on the evening of Thursday 4-16-15 and the next morning I was on my way to Paradise, MT hoping to photograph the MRL Gas and Paradise locals. I had missed the Gas Local as it was already nearing Missoula eastbound as I w...
Apr 4 BNSF at Oden, ID 3-8-15
Early in March I made a weekend trip over to Sandpoint, ID with a couple of sunny days forecast.  Sunday morning 3-8-15 was indeed sunny and mild.  After leaving the motel I was in the area south of Sandpoint on the Funnel photographing trains in ...
Jul 27 Cabinet Tunnel / A westbound with MRL SD45′s
To continue, after the chase of the EMD demonstrators back into Idaho 5-25-14: http://mrlblog.qstation.org/?p=1493 I then took the back road crossing the Clark Fork River out of Clark Fork past Colby and was soon on River Road and headed for the C...
Jul 11 Day 1 Thompson Falls to Clark Fork, ID (Part 2)
Continuing now with my most recent MRL trip from where I left off with the chase the BNSF 772 East to Thompson Falls, MT on 5-25-14.    http://mrlblog.qstation.org/?p=1481 Driving back to the head end of the westbound train I had just missed arriv...
Jun 28 Day 1 Hope to Noxon 5-25-14 (Part 1)
My first trip to the MRL in 2014 started Saturday 5-24-14 with a drive across Washington state to Spokane.  It was Memorial Day weekend and I was planning on heading as far east as Winston Hill east of Helena, MT to try and get in a few new locati...
Dec 16 Monday is a good MRL day
Being in Paradise, MT over a weekend means just the Gas Local if you are looking for MRL Blue.  But come Monday the Paradise Local is thrown into the mix giving you a couple of MRL trains to photograph.  I was in Plains, MT Monday morning 12-2-13 ...
Dec 7 Wet day on the MRL 12-1-13
On Sunday 12-01-13 I was in Montana for my annual Christmas trip.  Though I had hoped for either sunshine or snow what I got was a cold rain!  I left the Crossroads Motel in Plains after first light and headed west towards Thompson Falls as I knew...
May 31 MRL’s LM westbound 4-20-13
After taking photographs of the ex-NP Columbus depot Saturday 4-20-13 I moved east to Rapids to wait for the westbound LM, called for 0900 at Laurel with plans to follow it to Livingston.  At 1014 I saw the train approaching so set out ahead of it...
May 17 NP or not NP- that is the question
As I continue to work on my photos from the last trip to the MRL’s east end I thought I’d give these two photos their own post as I think they are historical enough to be written about. As I drove west from Laurel, MT 4-20-13 I saw and...
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