Just a fun thread to share some screenshots of some of the rarer trains that have traversed Mullan Pass.

Around 2011, BNSF and CN teamed up to run coal trains from the Powder River Basin to Prince Rupert, BC via an exclusively BNSF/CN routing without having to bring CP into the picture. Keeping CP out of the picture meant a VERY roundabout routing: PRB to Billings, across MRL to Spokane, BNSF via Pasco, Columbia Gorge, Vancouver, WA, Seattle, WA, Vancouver, BC, then CN to Kamloops, to Valemount (just west of Yellowhead Pass), then west via Prince George toward Prince Rupert.

One such train is seen here ascending the Pass.

Open Rails 2021-05-09 03-41-57 by Sean Kelly, on Flickr

Open Rails 2021-05-09 03-44-20 by Sean Kelly, on Flickr

Open Rails 2021-05-09 03-45-59 by Sean Kelly, on Flickr

Open Rails 2021-05-09 03-48-38 by Sean Kelly, on Flickr