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    Turbulent Winter Weather in Helena Montana Yesterday

    More at http://trainwatchersjournal.blogspot.com/
  2. BNSF 5659 AC4400CW

    BNSF 5659 AC4400CW

  3. Helena Depot

    Helena Depot

    The clock tower on the Helena Depot serves as a reminder of when passenger trains served almost every town & city in America. The depot currently houses the local MRL offices.
  4. BNSF grain at Austin

    BNSF grain at Austin

    A BNSF grain train powered by 3 Dash 9's & an SD70ACe barels down the 2.2% grade towards Helena
  5. MRL #4304

    MRL #4304

    MRL SD70ACe #4304 passes through a grade crossing on its way back to Helena on a BNSF grain train.
  6. Soo Line Survivor

    Soo Line Survivor

    An old auto rack car still in its Soo Line livery.
  7. Railroad Art

    Railroad Art

    One of the rail cars that looks like it has been decorated by an artist, not a graffitist.
  8. Good ol' Casacade Green

    Good ol' Casacade Green

    An ex.BN whiteface SD60M on a BNSF manifest at Helena, Mt
  9. Framed!

    Framed!

    The cab & air conditioner on BNSF Dash 9 #4595 is framed by a walk-through passage at the Helena depot
  10. MRL Hi-Rail at Helena

    MRL Hi-Rail at Helena

    A MRL Hi-Rail pickup at the Helena Depot
  11. BNSF manifest at Helena

    BNSF manifest at Helena

    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: http://www.railroadforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/55670/cat/500/ppuser/4714...
  12. #1382's builder plate

    #1382's builder plate

    close up of NP #1382's builder plate
  13. Northern Pacific #1382 (engineer's side2)

    Northern Pacific #1382 (engineer's side2)

    NP #1382 sits on display at Helena
  14. Northern Pacific #1382 (engineer's side)

    Northern Pacific #1382 (engineer's side)

    View of NP #1382 from the engineers side...
  15. Northern Pacific #1382 (front)

    Northern Pacific #1382 (front)

    A view of NP #1382 from the front
  16. Northern Pacific #1382 (fireman's side)

    Northern Pacific #1382 (fireman's side)

    restored Northern Pacific 2-6-0 #1382 sits on display in a park next to the Helena depot (which now houses the local MRL offices)
  17. BNSF coal empties at Blossberg (2)

    BNSF coal empties at Blossberg (2)

    The BNSF empty coal train starts its decent through Mullan Tunnel towards Helena on a warm July afternoon
  18. Austin Creek trestle

    Austin Creek trestle

    A closer view of Austin Creek Trestle on Mullan Pass
  19. Scenic Mullan Pass

    Scenic Mullan Pass

    One can get a feel for the beauty of the Mullan Pass area & the surrounding mountains from several scenic points along Mullan Pass road. In the distance, you can see one of two major trestles on the Mullan Pass route.
  20. After the train clears...

    After the train clears...

    Looking upgrade towards the summit of Mullan Pass from down near Austin after the train cleared the grade x-ing



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