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Good bye, Dixon depot. As I was awaiting the Night Gas, a demolition contractor
was busily crashing around behind the building, loading debris into a dumpster:
Later that same day, the "Night Gas" races through Dixon, Montana.
SD40-2XR #256 and SD70ACe #4312 are leading train R-MRL6211-23:
Those white speckles are not a photo flaw. It is just an ongoing Spring of 2013 snow flurry.
SD70ACe #4304 idles in the siding at Elliston, Montana:
High in the sky, on Montana's world famous Marent Trestle:
Cruising downgrade through Evaro, Montana:
Really moving along, passing through Arlee, Montana:
Backing out of the wye at Dixon, for their return as O-DIXMIS1-05 to Missoula:
October of 2012 celebrating their 25th Anniversary, 1987-2012, with employee specials.
Wearing unique cab decals, SD40-2XR #260 & 261 with O-MISDIX1-05 at Ravalli, Montana:
At Garrison, 4308 and team are switching the BNSF interchange:
A few miles further on, we arrive just seconds too late. Crossing gates
The ML has already popped out of Bonita Tunnel:
Late summer, 2012 at Clinton, Montana and we've caught (M-MISLAU3-23A)
Today's power is SD70ACe #4308, SD40-2XR 251 and SD45-2 332:
sand car #100423:
Meanwhile, the rest of Missoula Yard is quiet. GP35 #403 on the
Business Car "Silver Cloud" might just be the most beautiful example
MRL Dome Car #105:
sleepy Sunday in September, 2010 and in Missoula SD70ACe
#4308 is busy
assembling a train.
Tomorrow a Washington Corporation Horatio Alger Scholarship Special
will be run:
Northern Pacific Railway origins, MRL Scale Test Car #100014:
Rats! Somehow I slipped up and blurred this view.
Remote Control Caboose #1104:
Missoula Yard, August of 2010 and SD9 #608 is shuffling cars:
The "Dirt Train" viewed tied up. I could never seem to catch
operation in action.
SD40-2XR #263 and SD45-2 #331 at Bonner Junction, Montana:
Baking in the August, 2009 sunshine GP9's #113 and 127 await another
call to local service.
The following are some scans of my slides. Sadly,
I only have a very poor quality scanner at this point.
Some day, with a better budget, etc...
***** In the early
Fall of 1999, I tried to chase the Polson, Montana, Local.
It was one of the most oddly lit mornings I have ever experienced.
Skies gave a mix of dim light or clear blue, with cloud hues grays,
orange and purple.
As a result, my camera seemed to have a fit and could not decide how to
ingest those views.
Through Ronan, past elevators
which sadly were no longer loading out:
Finished switching the mill at
Dunham, now passing through Pablo:
After switching a loaded hopper of pea gravel and setting out an empty,
ready to leave town:
In low angle sun glare, GP9's
#132 and 128 arrive in old Polson Yard: