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Owner: Montana Rail Link
Model:Rebuilt EMD SD40-2XRBuilt As:BN 6312 (SD40)
Serial Number:5801-13Order No:5801
Frame Number:5801-13Built:11/1971
Notes:Ex-BN
Other locos with this serial:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR) BN 6312(SD40)
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MRL 253
Title:  MRL 253
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/1/1997  Upload Date: 12/20/2007 4:11:43 PM
Location:  Savanna, IL
Author:  Larry Gholson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  274   Comments: 0
Pushing up the pass
Title:  Pushing up the pass
Description:  A helper set assists a westbound on the MRL
Photo Date:  9/21/1997  Upload Date: 3/25/2014 1:24:03 AM
Location:  Livingston, MT
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 310(SD45-2) EMDX 6427(SD40) MRL 7540(SD45R) MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  472   Comments: 2
36J
Title:  36J
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/10/2004  Upload Date: 2/26/2010 7:02:48 PM
Location:  East Chicago, IN
Author:  Philip Turner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  252   Comments: 0
MRL 253
Title:  MRL 253
Description:  36J
Photo Date:  1/10/2004  Upload Date: 2/26/2010 7:03:22 PM
Location:  East Chicago, IN
Author:  Philip Turner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  242   Comments: 0
Calumet Tower and MRL
Title:  Calumet Tower and MRL
Description:  36J
Photo Date:  1/10/2004  Upload Date: 2/26/2010 7:05:18 PM
Location:  East Chicago, IN
Author:  Philip Turner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  209   Comments: 0
36J
Title:  36J
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/10/2004  Upload Date: 2/26/2010 7:07:18 PM
Location:  Gary, IN
Author:  Philip Turner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  236   Comments: 1
MRL 253
Title:  MRL 253
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/14/2004  Upload Date: 11/23/2008 11:27:34 AM
Location:  Fort Worth, TX
Author:  John Briggs
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  221   Comments: 0
FURX 8116 East
Title:  FURX 8116 East
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/23/2005  Upload Date: 3/27/2016 10:59:18 PM
Location:  Big Lake, MN
Author:  Joe Huss
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  FURX 8116(SD40-2) MRL 253(SD40-2XR) BNSF 121(GP60M)
Views:  143   Comments: 0
MRL 253 East
Title:  MRL 253 East
Description:  a pair of Montana Rail Link units head east towards Essex
Photo Date:  6/5/2005  Upload Date: 2/8/2007 6:39:08 PM
Location:  Essex, MT
Author:  Mark Herren
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR) MRL 311(SD45-2)
Views:  483   Comments: 0
MRL 253
Title:  MRL 253
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/8/2006  Upload Date: 1/8/2006 6:51:44 PM
Location:  Springfield, MO
Author:  Joe Hughes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  452   Comments: 0
Montana Rail Link #253
Title:  Montana Rail Link #253
Description:  leads an eastbound 'stacker on the "High Line"...
Photo Date:  5/4/2006  Upload Date: 12/9/2010 9:03:21 AM
Location:  Belton, MT
Author:  Mark Herren
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  278   Comments: 1
MRL 253E
Title:  MRL 253E
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/14/2006  Upload Date: 5/27/2006 10:07:35 AM
Location:  Hauser, ID
Author:  Chris Galka
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  340   Comments: 0
MRL 253
Title:  MRL 253
Description:  Lead unit on BNSF Everett Wa. to Vancouver BC mixed.
Photo Date:  8/10/2006  Upload Date: 8/10/2006 9:11:35 PM
Location:  Surrey, BC
Author:  Grahame Morris
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  408   Comments: 0
BNSF
Title:  BNSF
Description:  BNSF
Photo Date:  8/13/2006  Upload Date: 8/13/2006 10:17:22 PM
Location:  Kent, WA
Author:  Stan Lytle
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  FURX 7246(SD40-2) NREX 5670(SD40-2) NREX 6074(SD40-2) MRL 253(SD40-2XR) NREX 7510(SD45-2B)
Views:  478   Comments: 1
BNSF
Title:  BNSF
Description:  BNSF
Photo Date:  8/13/2006  Upload Date: 8/13/2006 10:19:06 PM
Location:  Tacoma, WA
Author:  Stan Lytle
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  FURX 7246(SD40-2) NREX 5670(SD40-2) NREX 6074(SD40-2) MRL 253(SD40-2XR) NREX 7510(SD45-2B)
Views:  542   Comments: 1
MRL 253
Title:  MRL 253
Description:  MRL 253
Photo Date:  8/13/2006  Upload Date: 8/13/2006 9:57:20 PM
Location:  Tacoma, WA
Author:  Stan Lytle
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  327   Comments: 0
BNSF 7034 East
Title:  BNSF 7034 East
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/29/2006  Upload Date: 10/25/2017 1:12:50 PM
Location:  Big Lake, MN
Author:  Joe Huss
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7034(SD40-2) MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  72   Comments: 0
MRL 315 MRL 253 NREX 5465 NREX 783 BNSF 2139 BNSF 2905 BNSF 2570 BNSF 2936
Title:  MRL 315 MRL 253 NREX 5465 NREX 783 BNSF 2139 BNSF 2905 BNSF 2570 BNSF 2936
Description:  MRL 315 MRL 253 NREX 5465 NREX 783 BNSF 2139 BNSF 2905 BNSF 2570 BNSF 2936 at Vancouver, WA
Photo Date:  9/9/2006  Upload Date: 9/9/2006 6:31:46 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Robert Ulberg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 315(SD45R) MRL 253(SD40-2XR) NREX 5465(SD50) NREX 783(SD40-2) BNSF 2139(GP38) BNSF 2905(GP39E) BNSF 2570(GP35u) BNSF 2936(GP39E)
Views:  1717   Comments: 1
MRL 253
Title:  MRL 253
Description:  MRL 253
Photo Date:  9/11/2006  Upload Date: 9/12/2006 12:05:36 AM
Location:  Seattle, WA
Author:  Stan Lytle
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  316   Comments: 0
MRL 253 East
Title:  MRL 253 East
Description:  MRL 253 Eastbound freight east of Townsend, Montana.
Photo Date:  7/8/2007  Upload Date: 12/4/2018 7:30:53 PM
Location:  Townsend, MT
Author:  Lauren Scrafford
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Track,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR) MRL 252(SD40-2XR)
Views:  111   Comments: 2
MRL 680
Title:  MRL 680
Description:  As of this date, 680 is said to be the last "true" SD45 on the MRL roster. All others are now "dash 2" specs. Two F45 also remain on the roster.
Photo Date:  7/31/2007  Upload Date: 8/25/2007 10:11:38 PM
Location:  Livingston, MT
Author:  Kevin Andrusia
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 680(SD45) MRL 311(SD45-2) MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  1414   Comments: 3
MRL 253 East
Title:  MRL 253 East
Description:  ML heading downgrade on Bozeman Pass
Photo Date:  12/15/2007  Upload Date: 3/24/2011 2:07:18 AM
Location:  Muir, MT
Author:  Brian Ambrose
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
MRL 254
Title:  MRL 254
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/12/2008  Upload Date: 8/24/2008 1:51:57 PM
Location:  Winston, MT
Author:  Derrick Klarr
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 254(SD40-2XR) MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  324   Comments: 0
MRL 254
Title:  MRL 254
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/12/2008  Upload Date: 8/24/2008 1:53:46 PM
Location:  East Helena, MT
Author:  Kerry Klarr
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 254(SD40-2XR) MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  304   Comments: 0
MRL 253 MRL 265
Title:  MRL 253 MRL 265
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2008  Upload Date: 10/12/2015 6:44:34 PM
Location:  Helena, MT
Author:  JIM HERINGER
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR) MRL 265(SD40-2XR)
Views:  419   Comments: 0
MRL 253
Title:  MRL 253
Description:  After the LM cleared, 253 pulls onto the main off the 5th sub.
Photo Date:  9/26/2008  Upload Date: 1/6/2011 1:13:31 AM
Location:  Logan, MT
Author:  Dan Onorevole
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR) MRL 264(SD40-2XR)
Views:  315   Comments: 1
MRL 264
Title:  MRL 264
Description:  After pulling the first 4 cars off the 5th sub, this local picks up the rest of its train in the small yard at Logan and heads back to Helena.
Photo Date:  9/26/2008  Upload Date: 1/6/2011 1:20:05 AM
Location:  Logan, MT
Author:  Dan Onorevole
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 264(SD40-2XR) MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  263   Comments: 2
MRL 253
Title:  MRL 253
Description:  MRL 253 and 264 lead a small local towards Logan
Photo Date:  9/29/2008  Upload Date: 1/8/2011 3:08:15 PM
Location:  Helena, MT
Author:  Dan Onorevole
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR) MRL 264(SD40-2XR)
Views:  319   Comments: 1
MRL R-MRL8401-10A
Title:  MRL R-MRL8401-10A
Description:  The crew left the Helena portion of the train in the siding and took these 6 cars down towards Sappington. We headed east to Livingston from here.
Photo Date:  2/10/2009  Upload Date: 3/12/2009 5:52:57 PM
Location:  Logan, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Tunnel,Yard,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 252(SD40-2XR) MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  325   Comments: 0
MRL R-MRL8401-10A
Title:  MRL R-MRL8401-10A
Description:  The 840 local is arriving Logan with a fairly healthy train. The empty open hoppers and loaded 2-bay MRL cars came out of the cement plant at Trident, the 2 jumbo covered hoppers caome from the Townsend area are a loads of Lime, and the rest of i going to Twin Bridges or Sappington.
Photo Date:  2/10/2009  Upload Date: 3/12/2009 5:52:58 PM
Location:  Logan, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Tunnel,Yard,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 252(SD40-2XR) MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  331   Comments: 0
MRL SD40-2XR 253
Title:  MRL SD40-2XR 253
Description:  I caught this unit in late 2007 returning to Montana from CEECO. Paint still looks great!
Photo Date:  2/10/2009  Upload Date: 3/12/2009 5:52:58 PM
Location:  Logan, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Tunnel,Yard,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  272   Comments: 0
MRL R-MRL8401-11A
Title:  MRL R-MRL8401-11A
Description:  I like the rocks here, just wish I would have exposed it a little better.
Photo Date:  2/11/2009  Upload Date: 3/19/2009 9:57:47 PM
Location:  Trident, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Tunnel,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 252(SD40-2XR) MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  324   Comments: 0
MRL R-MRL8401-11A
Title:  MRL R-MRL8401-11A
Description:  The 840 "got" to take the siding for an empty Boardman coal train.
Photo Date:  2/11/2009  Upload Date: 3/19/2009 9:57:47 PM
Location:  Toston, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Tunnel,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 252(SD40-2XR) MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  370   Comments: 0
MRL/BNSF C-EBMSPB0-26A DPU and R-MRL8401-11A
Title:  MRL/BNSF C-EBMSPB0-26A DPU and R-MRL8401-11A
Description:  As I previously stated, the coal was going so slow, the "Helena Rocket" (my name for the 840) was able to catch up and follow behind at Restricted Speed.
Photo Date:  2/11/2009  Upload Date: 3/19/2009 9:57:50 PM
Location:  Winston, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Tunnel,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8889(SD70MAC) MRL 252(SD40-2XR) MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  323   Comments: 0
MRL/BNSF C-EBMSPB0-26A DPU and R-MRL8401-11A
Title:  MRL/BNSF C-EBMSPB0-26A DPU and R-MRL8401-11A
Description:  I don't think the Helens Rocket's crew expected to see railfans here as I noticed they increased their distance from the DPU a bit.
Photo Date:  2/11/2009  Upload Date: 3/19/2009 9:57:51 PM
Location:  Winston, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Tunnel,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 252(SD40-2XR) MRL 253(SD40-2XR) BNSF 8889(SD70MAC)
Views:  296   Comments: 0
MRL/BNSF C-EBMSPB0-26A DPU and R-MRL8401-11A
Title:  MRL/BNSF C-EBMSPB0-26A DPU and R-MRL8401-11A
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/11/2009  Upload Date: 3/19/2009 9:57:51 PM
Location:  Winston, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Tunnel,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 252(SD40-2XR) MRL 253(SD40-2XR) BNSF 8889(SD70MAC)
Views:  292   Comments: 0
MRL/BNSF C-EBMSPB0-26A DPU and R-MRL8401-11A
Title:  MRL/BNSF C-EBMSPB0-26A DPU and R-MRL8401-11A
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/11/2009  Upload Date: 3/19/2009 9:57:58 PM
Location:  Winston, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Tunnel,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8889(SD70MAC) MRL 252(SD40-2XR) MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  238   Comments: 0
MRL R-MRL8401-11A
Title:  MRL R-MRL8401-11A
Description:  10 loads and 15 empties trail behind two shiny MRL SD40-2XR's.
Photo Date:  2/11/2009  Upload Date: 3/19/2009 9:58:00 PM
Location:  Winston, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Tunnel,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 252(SD40-2XR) MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  269   Comments: 0
MRL R-MRL8401-11A
Title:  MRL R-MRL8401-11A
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/11/2009  Upload Date: 3/19/2009 9:58:01 PM
Location:  Winston, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Tunnel,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 252(SD40-2XR) MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  233   Comments: 0
MRL R-MRL8401-11A
Title:  MRL R-MRL8401-11A
Description:  After stopping at East Winston, then again at West Winston, and the coal train now going downhill, the Helena Rocket is running on greens back to Helena.
Photo Date:  2/11/2009  Upload Date: 3/19/2009 9:58:14 PM
Location:  Clasoil, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Tunnel,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 252(SD40-2XR) MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  215   Comments: 0
MRL R-MRL8401-11A
Title:  MRL R-MRL8401-11A
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/11/2009  Upload Date: 3/19/2009 9:58:16 PM
Location:  Clasoil, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Tunnel,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 252(SD40-2XR) MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  233   Comments: 0
MRL R-MRL8401-11A
Title:  MRL R-MRL8401-11A
Description:  I think the depot is leaning, because the train is on straight track! And the East Helena sign is nice and level.
Photo Date:  2/11/2009  Upload Date: 3/19/2009 9:58:17 PM
Location:  East Helena, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Tunnel,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 252(SD40-2XR) MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  339   Comments: 0
MRL R-MRL8401-11A
Title:  MRL R-MRL8401-11A
Description:  Here the 840 is returning from the Talc plant at Sappington with 4 MRL 8000-series boxcars in tow. I seem to recall my buddy saying that this was the fastest he had ever seen a train go on jointed rail.
Photo Date:  2/11/2009  Upload Date: 3/19/2009 9:57:46 PM
Location:  Three Forks, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Tunnel,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR) MRL 252(SD40-2XR)
Views:  359   Comments: 0
MRL R-MRL8401-11A
Title:  MRL R-MRL8401-11A
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/11/2009  Upload Date: 3/19/2009 9:57:46 PM
Location:  Logan, MT
Author:  Matt Adams
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Tunnel,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR) MRL 252(SD40-2XR)
Views:  327   Comments: 0
Montana Rail Link
Title:  Montana Rail Link
Description:  MRL Westbound Local Freight Train 840 awaiting a fresh crew in the siding at Toston, Mt
Photo Date:  8/26/2009  Upload Date: 8/30/2009 11:09:20 PM
Location:  Toston, MT
Author:  william davis
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 252(SD40-2XR) MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  346   Comments: 4
Montana Rail Link
Title:  Montana Rail Link
Description:  MRL Westbound Local Freight Train 840 awaiting a fresh crew in the siding at Toston, Mt
Photo Date:  8/26/2009  Upload Date: 8/30/2009 10:53:47 PM
Location:  Toston, MT
Author:  william davis
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 252(SD40-2XR) MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  566   Comments: 8
MRL Local
Title:  MRL Local
Description:  A pair of consecutively numbered SD40-2XRs bask in the sunlight in Helena Yard.
Photo Date:  8/2/2010  Upload Date: 2/21/2011 8:00:41 PM
Location:  Helena, MT
Author:  Jacob Kempf
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR) MRL 252(SD40-2XR)
Views:  291   Comments: 0
MRL 253
Title:  MRL 253
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/10/2013  Upload Date: 6/18/2013 8:25:54 PM
Location:  Livingston, MT
Author:  Bob Keenan
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  159   Comments: 0
MRL 253 MRL 255
Title:  MRL 253 MRL 255
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2013  Upload Date: 9/16/2013 6:55:40 AM
Location:  Bozeman, MT
Author:  JIM HERINGER
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR) MRL 255(SD40-2XR)
Views:  423   Comments: 0
MRL 253
Title:  MRL 253
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2013  Upload Date: 9/16/2013 6:54:19 AM
Location:  Bozeman, MT
Author:  JIM HERINGER
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 253(SD40-2XR)
Views:  312   Comments: 0


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