Bear Creek Canyon, Montana [October 2001]

A pair of freshly painted SD40-2s race uphill through Java to assist a stack train stalled on the hill.
High above US Highway 2, the helpers round the point on Snowslip Mountain where Tunnel 1 (now bypassed) was located.
At the Summit of Marias Pass, the stack train, with the helpers pushing on the rear, makes a rolling meet with an westbound merchant train. Little Dog Mountain looms in the background.
A short while later, the merchant train rolls through Java.
Mission Accomplished, the helpers chase the merchant downhill through Java.

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