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:
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.
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