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Date: 09/18/23 20:36
MRL's LM with 300 axles
Author: BrianA

On a drive out to the MRL 9-15-23 I managed to intercept the westbound MRL LM with SD70ACe's 4405/4306 at Garrison, MT.  After doing a bit of work in the yard the 4405 West was on its way to Missoula, seen here at Gold Creek.  Note all the MRL blue covered gondolas, I counted 27 sliced by one BNSF open gon.  That's the nice thing about video.  Kind of difficult to get all 27 in one photo.  Also note the ex-Canadian cylindrical hoppers on the head end.  Guess I got lucky with the LM as it could have been anywhere between Laurel and Missoula but just happened to be in the area I was.

Brian Ambrose
Yakima, WA

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Date: 09/19/23 00:45
Re: MRL's LM with 300 axles
Author: goduckies

Probably full of red dog ore.

Posted from Android



Date: 09/19/23 07:06
Re: MRL's LM with 300 axles
Author: wyeth

goduckies Wrote:
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> Probably full of red dog ore.
>
> Posted from Android

Nope, Red Dog ore comes out of Alaska via Vancouver BC and is moved by BNSF through Everett WA to Spokane WA.  From there it goes north on the Kettle Falls line to the lead smelter at Trail BC (via a transload).

The MRL ore (I believe...) comes from the Butte/Anaconda MT area and sent to Lonview WA for export.



Date: 09/19/23 11:21
Re: MRL's LM with 300 axles
Author: UP951West

Like your strong MRL video. Thanks for sharing MRL to those of us too far away to see the last year of  operation . 



Date: 09/19/23 23:16
Re: MRL's LM with 300 axles
Author: krm152

Great catch and super video!
Thanks for your posting.

ALLEN
 



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