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Owner: Montana Rail Link
Model:Rebuilt EMD SD40-2XRBuilt As:BN 6301 (SD40)
Serial Number:5801-2Order No:5801
Frame Number:5801-2Built:10/1971
Notes:Ex-BN
Other locos with this serial:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR) BN 6301(SD40)
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MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description:  MRL 261 Mid 1990s
Photo Date:  6/1/1995  Upload Date: 2/9/2005 12:03:46 AM
Location:  Helena, MT
Author:  Keith Belk
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  486   Comments: 0
BN 8154 East Rear Helper Block.
Title:  BN 8154 East Rear Helper Block.
Description:  MRL Helper Block returning to Helena from Elliston, MT. The last 6 locomotives.
Photo Date:  7/27/1998  Upload Date: 11/21/2017 2:28:30 PM
Location:  Elliston, MT
Author:  Lauren Scrafford
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Track,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 310(SD45-2) MRL 261(SD40-2XR) MRL 317(SD45R) ATSF 627(C44-9W) MRL 263(SD40-2XR) MRL 7545(SD45-2)
Views:  214   Comments: 0
BN 8154 East Helper Block
Title:  BN 8154 East Helper Block
Description:  MRL Mid portion of a 13 locomotive helper block returning to Helena from Elliston.
Photo Date:  7/27/1998  Upload Date: 11/21/2017 2:13:32 PM
Location:  Elliston, MT
Author:  Lauren Scrafford
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Track,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 7544(SD45) MRL 251(SD40-2XR) MRL 1746(SD45) MRL 261(SD40-2XR) MRL 317(SD45R)
Views:  225   Comments: 0
MRL 314 East
Title:  MRL 314 East
Description:  Montana Rail Link eastbound freight crossing the Clark Fork River west of Garrison.
Photo Date:  7/1/1999  Upload Date: 12/4/2018 10:38:23 PM
Location:  Garrison, MT
Author:  Lauren Scrafford
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Bridge,Track,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 314(SD45R) MRL 356(SD45) MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  92   Comments: 0
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/1/1999  Upload Date: 10/27/2016 10:02:05 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Matt Petersen
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR) SOO 1534(MP15AC)
Views:  173   Comments: 0
MRL 261 in the yard
Title:  MRL 261 in the yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2003  Upload Date: 8/11/2003 9:40:59 PM
Location:  Helena, MT
Author:  Tim Huemmer
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  644   Comments: 0
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2005  Upload Date: 8/1/2005 9:30:23 PM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Marty Myers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  329   Comments: 0
KCS'S Vicksburg Sub
Title:  KCS'S Vicksburg Sub
Description:  KCS Westbound Rock Train O-MESH at Fords, La.
Photo Date:  10/30/2005  Upload Date: 11/10/2005 6:27:19 PM
Location:  Fords, LA
Author:  william davis
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR) MRL 265(SD40-2XR)
Views:  496   Comments: 0
KCS'S Transcontinental Division Vicksburg Sub
Title:  KCS'S Transcontinental Division Vicksburg Sub
Description:  KCS Westbound Rock Train O- MESH ( Meridian, Ms. to Shreveport, La. ) passing through Fords, La. with a pair of MRL SD40-2XR'S as sole power.
Photo Date:  10/30/2005  Upload Date: 12/10/2009 2:30:46 PM
Location:  Fords, LA
Author:  william davis
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR) MRL 265(SD40-2XR)
Views:  274   Comments: 2
KCS'S Transcontinental Division Vicksburg Sub
Title:  KCS'S Transcontinental Division Vicksburg Sub
Description:  KCS Westbound Rock Train O- MESH ( Meridian, Ms. to Shreveport, La. ) passing through Ada, La. with a pair of MRL SD40-2XR'S as sole power.
Photo Date:  10/30/2005  Upload Date: 12/10/2009 2:19:44 PM
Location:  Ada, LA
Author:  william davis
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR) MRL 265(SD40-2XR)
Views:  251   Comments: 2
KCS'S Vicksburg Sub
Title:  KCS'S Vicksburg Sub
Description:  KCS Westbound Rock Train O-MESH at Ada, La.
Photo Date:  10/30/2005  Upload Date: 11/10/2005 6:33:06 PM
Location:  Ada, LA
Author:  william davis
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR) MRL 265(SD40-2XR)
Views:  748   Comments: 0
KCS'S Vicksburg Sub
Title:  KCS'S Vicksburg Sub
Description:  KCS Westbound Rock Train O-MESH at Sibley, La.
Photo Date:  10/30/2005  Upload Date: 11/7/2005 3:07:02 AM
Location:  Sibley, LA
Author:  william davis
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR) MRL 265(SD40-2XR)
Views:  491   Comments: 0
KCS'S Transcontinental Division Vicksburg Sub
Title:  KCS'S Transcontinental Division Vicksburg Sub
Description:  KCS Westbound Rock Train O- MESH ( Meridian, Ms. to Shreveport, La. ) passing through Sibley, La. with a pair of MRL SD40-2XR'S as sole power.
Photo Date:  10/30/2005  Upload Date: 12/10/2009 2:36:27 PM
Location:  Sibley, LA
Author:  william davis
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR) MRL 265(SD40-2XR)
Views:  294   Comments: 0
KCS'S Transcontinental Division Vicksburg Sub
Title:  KCS'S Transcontinental Division Vicksburg Sub
Description:  KCS Westbound Rock Train O- MESH ( Meridian, Ms. to Shreveport, La. ) passing through Monroe, La. with a pair of MRL SD40-2XR'S as sole power.
Photo Date:  10/30/2005  Upload Date: 12/10/2009 2:48:18 PM
Location:  Monroe, LA
Author:  william davis
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR) MRL 265(SD40-2XR)
Views:  336   Comments: 2
KCS'S Vicksburg Sub
Title:  KCS'S Vicksburg Sub
Description:  KCS Westbound Rock Train O-MESH at Monroe, La.
Photo Date:  10/30/2005  Upload Date: 11/10/2005 6:30:48 PM
Location:  Monroe, LA
Author:  william davis
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 265(SD40-2XR) MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  465   Comments: 0
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/6/2006  Upload Date: 8/7/2006 10:14:37 PM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Marty Myers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  335   Comments: 0
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/15/2006  Upload Date: 12/3/2006 12:48:19 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Matt Petersen
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  450   Comments: 0
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/8/2007  Upload Date: 5/14/2009 11:32:16 PM
Location:  Terre Haute, IN
Author:  Aaron K. Heusel
Categories:  Roster,Transit,Track,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR) MRL 251(SD40-2XR)
Views:  500   Comments: 0
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/14/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 12:49:07 PM
Location:  Jasonville, IN
Author:  Garth McMains
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  257   Comments: 0
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/14/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 12:55:05 PM
Location:  Jasonville, IN
Author:  Garth McMains
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR) MRL 251(SD40-2XR)
Views:  463   Comments: 0
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/11/2007  Upload Date: 11/11/2007 6:19:33 PM
Location:  Jasonville, IN
Author:  Garth McMains
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  284   Comments: 0
CSX K223
Title:  CSX K223
Description:  An unusual consists of power leads K223 across the old NKP diamonds at Leipsic, Ohio.
Photo Date:  12/26/2007  Upload Date: 12/26/2007 11:47:08 PM
Location:  Leipsic Junction, OH
Author:  Geddy Davis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR) MRL 265(SD40-2XR) MRL 251(SD40-2XR)
Views:  769   Comments: 4
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description:  Mark displays his displeasure with the weather while Western visitors are here.
Photo Date:  12/30/2007  Upload Date: 12/31/2007 11:52:52 PM
Location:  Tiftonia, TN
Author:  Robert Duncan Sr.
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  404   Comments: 2
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/5/2008  Upload Date: 1/5/2008 8:55:19 PM
Location:  Tomah, WI
Author:  Travis Dewitz
Categories:  Winter
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR) MRL 265(SD40-2XR) MRL 251(SD40-2XR) SOO 6060(SD60M)
Views:  712   Comments: 1
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/5/2008  Upload Date: 1/5/2008 9:17:08 PM
Location:  Bangor, WI
Author:  Travis Dewitz
Categories:  Winter
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR) MRL 265(SD40-2XR) MRL 251(SD40-2XR) SOO 6060(SD60M)
Views:  567   Comments: 0
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/5/2008  Upload Date: 1/5/2008 8:44:52 PM
Location:  Tomah, WI
Author:  Travis Dewitz
Categories:  Winter
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR) MRL 265(SD40-2XR) MRL 251(SD40-2XR) SOO 6060(SD60M)
Views:  678   Comments: 0
INRD's 3 leased MRL SD's head west with 891
Title:  INRD's 3 leased MRL SD's head west with 891
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/4/2008  Upload Date: 7/8/2008 5:20:17 PM
Location:  Bensenville, IL
Author:  Jon Hall
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 265(SD40-2XR) MRL 261(SD40-2XR) MRL 251(SD40-2XR)
Views:  353   Comments: 0
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/4/2008  Upload Date: 7/8/2008 5:20:19 PM
Location:  Bensenville, IL
Author:  Jon Hall
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  238   Comments: 0
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description:  The Coke power sits offline at Hastings, waiting for some 287 to pick it up one of these days. The train itself is still in the siding at Blackbird.
Photo Date:  7/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/27/2008 4:42:45 PM
Location:  Hastings, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  238   Comments: 0
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description:  The oddball on the three, with the snow shields.
Photo Date:  7/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/27/2008 4:44:34 PM
Location:  Hastings, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  178   Comments: 0
Finally
Title:  Finally
Description:  After watching almost every photographer from Chicago, Wisconsin, and Minnesota post shots of this lashup, I finally got mine. Ofcourse, I will still need to catch them actually pulling a train, but atleast I got shots of them if that somehow falls through.
Photo Date:  7/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/27/2008 4:44:53 PM
Location:  Hastings, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  179   Comments: 0
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description:  This trio of MRL SD40's are frequent visitors on the Indiana Railroad Roseport coke train.
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 8/13/2008 11:33:42 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  174   Comments: 0
CP 890
Title:  CP 890
Description:  The MRL's descend past SPUD, at the relatively busy Sibley St. underpass.
Photo Date:  8/2/2008  Upload Date: 8/2/2008 4:50:30 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  168   Comments: 0
Spud and MRL power
Title:  Spud and MRL power
Description:  Three MRL units coast past SPUD as they prepare to make a run around move on their coke train. Seeing three SD40 bodies running together this late in 08 is a pretty rare thing!
Photo Date:  8/2/2008  Upload Date: 4/10/2009 3:09:07 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR) MRL 251(SD40-2XR) MRL 265(SD40-2XR)
Views:  253   Comments: 0
MRL 265
Title:  MRL 265
Description:  After passing SPUD, the three units continue to head off to run around their coke train. It was great seeing three MRL units together.
Photo Date:  8/2/2008  Upload Date: 4/10/2009 3:13:02 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 265(SD40-2XR) MRL 251(SD40-2XR) MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  192   Comments: 0
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/16/2008 12:44:24 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Joe Hughes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  201   Comments: 0
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/16/2008 12:44:33 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Joe Hughes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  183   Comments: 0
MRL trio is power for a westbound
Title:  MRL trio is power for a westbound
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/15/2008  Upload Date: 8/15/2008 11:55:45 PM
Location:  Portage, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 265(SD40-2XR) MRL 251(SD40-2XR) MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  349   Comments: 1
2nd & 3rd Montana Rail Link units
Title:  2nd & 3rd Montana Rail Link units
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/15/2008  Upload Date: 8/15/2008 11:56:40 PM
Location:  Portage, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 251(SD40-2XR) MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  259   Comments: 0
MRL 261 roster shot
Title:  MRL 261 roster shot
Description:  Another No. 261 will be producing a spectacle along this line all weekend.
Photo Date:  8/15/2008  Upload Date: 8/15/2008 11:57:30 PM
Location:  Portage, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  233   Comments: 0
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/1/2008  Upload Date: 9/5/2008 6:21:30 PM
Location:  Jasonville, IN
Author:  Tracy Bone
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR) MRL 251(SD40-2XR) MRL 265(SD40-2XR)
Views:  269   Comments: 2
MRL 251
Title:  MRL 251
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/9/2008  Upload Date: 4/11/2019 1:26:33 AM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Shane Darst
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  MRL 251(SD40-2XR) MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  51   Comments: 0
Z289-01
Title:  Z289-01
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/1/2008  Upload Date: 11/2/2008 10:42:04 AM
Location:  Carlisle, IN
Author:  Garth McMains
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 251(SD40-2XR) MRL 261(SD40-2XR) SOO 6043(SD60)
Views:  579   Comments: 3
MRL trio is still on coal duty
Title:  MRL trio is still on coal duty
Description:  Parked in Portage East Siding, naturally...Dad and I have yet to catch these babies moving.
Photo Date:  11/10/2008  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 4:37:55 PM
Location:  Portage, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR) MRL 265(SD40-2XR)
Views:  194   Comments: 0
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/10/2008  Upload Date: 2/4/2009 2:45:34 AM
Location:  Portage, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
Low angle on MRL 261's cab
Title:  Low angle on MRL 261's cab
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/10/2008  Upload Date: 2/27/2009 2:33:43 AM
Location:  Portage, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  174   Comments: 1
MRL 261 trio parked in the east siding
Title:  MRL 261 trio parked in the east siding
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/10/2008  Upload Date: 2/27/2009 10:07:06 PM
Location:  Portage, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  144   Comments: 0
MRL 261
Title:  MRL 261
Description:  MRL 261 sits on the WYE with MRL 251 and SOO 6026
Photo Date:  11/16/2008  Upload Date: 2/28/2009 11:02:34 PM
Location:  Jasonville, IN
Author:  Travis Payne
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR)
Views:  179   Comments: 0
MRL 261 and SOO 6024 in the siding
Title:  MRL 261 and SOO 6024 in the siding
Description:  Westbound empties train #891.
Photo Date:  12/15/2008  Upload Date: 3/1/2009 10:15:46 PM
Location:  Portage, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 261(SD40-2XR) SOO 6024(SD60)
Views:  192   Comments: 0
Hiawatha power
Title:  Hiawatha power
Description:  That's not all the power seen in this pic, it's just all of it that I could get numbers for.
Photo Date:  3/22/2009  Upload Date: 3/22/2009 8:20:03 PM
Location:  Jasonville, IN
Author:  Garth McMains
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 5994(SD60) HLCX 6077(SD40M-3) HLCX 6083(SD40M-3) MRL 261(SD40-2XR) HLCX 1515(SW1500) HLCX 1516(SW1500) INRD 45(SD40-2) INRD 3838(GP38-2)
Views:  704   Comments: 4


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