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  1. Eastern Railfan

    Lunchtime At Laurel, MD - 04/21/11

    I took a slightly longer lunch break to enjoy some fresh air on this beautiful day and check out the railroad action at Laurel, MD. There wasn't much, but I did manage to catch this southbound freight passing the MARC station. Lunchtime At Laurel by VirginiaSouthern, on Flickr Thanks for looking
  2. Truck of a Grain Hopper

    Truck of a Grain Hopper

    A close-up view of a truck on a BNSF grain hopper at Laurel, Mt. Location: Laurel, Mt Railroad: BNSF Date: April 2007
  3. Operation Life Saver!

    Operation Life Saver!

    Montana Rail Link SD35 #703 in RCL service at MRL's Laurel yard.
  4. New Coal Hopper

    New Coal Hopper

    a new coal hopper on a coal train as it passes through Laurel yard
  5. BNSF Grain through Laurel

    BNSF Grain through Laurel

    A BNSF grain train makes its way east as it passes through the south end of Laurel Yard.
  6. MRL MoW

    MRL MoW

    A MRL MoW crane at the Laurel Yard last October.
  7. MRL's flares at Laurel

    MRL's flares at Laurel

    2 locos w/ flared radiators, an MRL SD70ACe & an MRL SD45 sit at Laurel yard. The SD45 apears kinda shiney, making it look like it might have gotten washed recently. Most of MRL's SD45's that I see are usualy covered with a nice layer of dirt, soot, ect...
  8. BNSF ES44DC & Dash 9 at Laurel

    BNSF ES44DC & Dash 9 at Laurel

    A BNSF Dash 9-44CW in H2 & an ES44DC in H2 pass through MRL's Laurel Yard.
  9. SD35 #702

    SD35 #702

    MRL SD35 #702 at Laurel Yard. MRL uses its SD35's in Laurel for yard switching, usualy w/ an RC caboose coupled to them so they can be operated by RC controlers (i'm not quite sure what the advantage of RC switching is over switching w/ someone in the cab; safty, maybe?)
  10. Close up of swoosh-logoed grain hopper

    Close up of swoosh-logoed grain hopper

    A close up of the "swoosh" on a swoosh-logoed BNSF grain hopper as a BNSF grain train passes through the east end of Laurel Yard.
  11. Montana Rail Link SD70ACe #4307

    Montana Rail Link SD70ACe #4307

    MRL SD70ACe #4307, along with another MRL ACe, sit in Laurel Yard while waiting for their next assignment.
  12. HERZOG gondola

    HERZOG gondola

    A mixed freight passes through Billings past the Quality Inn on its way to MRL's Laurel yard. I happened to get a pic. of this HERZOG high-sided gondola.
  13. Front of the GrainTrain

    Front of the GrainTrain

    A pic. of the last locomotive & the 1st grain hopper on the BNSF grain train passing through MRL's Laurel Yard.
  14. Grain in Laurel

    Grain in Laurel

    Another pic. of the BNSF grain train passing through MRL's Laurel yard
  15. The Endless Grain Train...

    The Endless Grain Train...

    What seems like an endless grain train passes through MRL's Laurel Yard
  16. EMD leasing fleet SD60's

    EMD leasing fleet SD60's

    A pair of SD60's from EMD's leasing fleet sit near the yard office/dispatching tower (which I got a tour of while I was there) at MRL's Laurel yard.
  17. Norfolk Southern SD70M at MRL's Laurel Yard

    Norfolk Southern SD70M at MRL's Laurel Yard

    Another pic. of the NS SD70M at Laurel.
  18. SD40's pulling coal through Billings

    SD40's pulling coal through Billings

    Two of MRL's SD40's pull a loaded coal train past the Quality Inn in Billings, Mt. The train is headed west towards MRL's Laurel yard.
  19. The cab of a Norfolk Southern SD70M

    The cab of a Norfolk Southern SD70M

    A pic. of the cab of the NS SD70M in Laurel. It is of the later design.
  20. Norfolk Southern SD70M in Laurel, Mt?!?!

    Norfolk Southern SD70M in Laurel, Mt?!?!

    A Norfolk Southern SD70M idles at Montana Rail Link's Laurel yard in Laurel, Mt. Note that the cab/nose is the later version seen on some of Union Pacific's & Norfolk Southern's SD70M's.



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