BNSF 736 came into town about three days ago, but what suprised me was that it is coupled and MU'ed to the local GP40M and GP39-2. I know a Dash 9 is a little heavy for some of the track the local needs to run on, so it is a mystery to me as to why it is where it is.
Fences have always added something to railroads- be it keeping away trespassers or preventing rocks from falling onto the rails, they have always been there. Sometimes, they are simply annoyances, but, sometimes, like in this case, they become a major else.
A west-bound BNSF manifest waits at the Helena depot for a set of helpers after changing crew.
I was able to catch a helper set heading back towards Helena up at Blossberg later that day:
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