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    The sun is already below the horizon as a BN train lead by lease units comes into view. The sky is streaked with smoke from wildfires to the south.
  2. MRL 391

    MRL 391

    MRL waits in the siding as another slow moving train approaches, providing enough light of a long exposure.
  3. MRL Chopnose locos

    MRL Chopnose locos

    MRL 4555 is an Athearn GP7 reworked to represent an ex CNW loco. 651 is a rebuilt SD9.
  4. MRL Heritage fleet

    MRL Heritage fleet

  5. MRL chip car

    MRL chip car

    E&C chip car with expanding foam and sawdust. The non-expanding spray foam would have been a better idea. The load is not removable
  6. Not 76 trombones

    Not 76 trombones

    The 76 trombones have been replaced with 76 645 cubic inch cylinders of turbocharged EMD superpower as another coal train works its way west up Capitol Hill under approaching storm clouds. Power today is MRL 351 (SD45), 391 (F45), 303 (SD45-2) and 261 (SD 40-2XR) for an extra 13,800 hp.
  7. Wallace River

    Wallace River

    MRL 391 leads a SD70 MAC across the Wallace River.
  8. Nice Customized Model!! Weathered and All....

    Nice Customized Model!! Weathered and All....

    A shot of MRL 378. Got it from my friend who did some detailing and weathering to it.

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