MRL, nearly ten years ago

BoxcabE50 Oct 18, 2020

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Chased this one, (the "ML"), from just east of Missoula to this scene at Garrison, Montana:

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  2. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    Great reference photo illustrating how the prototype railroads apply ballast.
     
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  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    And a great way to showcase MRL power--even several years old, she's still clean. Why can't Class 1s do this?!? (yes, I know, it's always about the Benjamin$)
     
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  4. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    Very interresting era on this railroad, when it was usual to see solid sets of old and new, SD45s and SD70ACes... :)

    Dom
     
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  5. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    More pics of this chase please, Ken??;)
     
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  6. BoxcabE50

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    She was hustling along! I only caught up a couple of times before Garrison. Beyond there, I was heading to Deer Lodge and Butte, so the chase ended. First caught her nearing Clinton:

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  7. BoxcabE50

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    Then just after she popped out of the Tunnel at Bonita. I just barely made it, and the gates were down so I had to settle for being on the wrong side of the tracks. (Note: This is Beavertail Hill. Behind the engines you can see a couple of old MILW power transmission poles. Their Tunnel #16 is behind the trailing engine.) Paused for a few to admire the old MILW substation at Ravenna, so missed it at Drummond. From there, the next places I could catch up to it were at Bearmouth and Phosphate, but both sidings were filled with stored coal hoppers, views blocked. Thus Garrison was my last stop:

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  8. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks Boxcab!!:cool:
     
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  9. BNSF FAN

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    All the shots here are great but this one is a beautiful shot Box! (y)(y)(y)
     
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  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thank you! :)
     
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  11. Hytec

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    Ken, you have great eye for format and history. Thanks.
     

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