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Date: 08/06/22 06:03
MRL west of Helena
Author: drsilverstreak

Put on MRL last couple of days. We saw quite a few trains on Bozeman including several coal trains. Thing is we have seen very few westbound west of Helena. Where are the westbound going?

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Date: 08/06/22 06:08
Re: MRL west of Helena
Author: monaddave

Oh, they are there. Work windows (Mullan & Nimrod Tunnels) this past week on the Third Sub have made trains to run at night. Also work windows on the Second Sub just east of Helena.
Dave in MT



Date: 08/06/22 08:38
Re: MRL west of Helena
Author: drsilverstreak

Thanks. Saw all the PTC installation on second Sub and ties ready t of install. Wasn't aware of Mullens work

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Date: 08/06/22 13:25
Re: MRL west of Helena
Author: steeplecab

> Oh, they are there. Work windows (Mullan & Nimrod Tunnels) this past week on the
> Third Sub have made trains to run at night. Also work windows on the Second Sub
> just east of Helena.
> Dave in MT

To add to Dave's comments, I have heard that most of the trains westbound through Helena are timed to get into Hauser and Pasco within certain time windows to avoid some congestion. During the early afternoon it's not uncommon to see the Helena Yards nearly empty. But after five or six in the evening, things start moving.

Dano
Helena



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