Trail Creek Train Derailment

Gallatin County Emergency Management
Montana Rail Link Comment
At approximately 12:50 PM, a loaded coal train headed west derailed an estimated 40 cars east of Bozeman. There were no injuries to the crew and the train was not carrying hazardous materials. MRL is continuing to mobilize crews and equipment to assess and cleanup the incident. There is currently no estimated time for reopening the track. The cause of the incident is under investigation.
About MRL
Based in Missoula, MT, Montana Rail Link (MRL) is a class II regional railroad that operates over 900 route miles of track in Montana and Idaho and employs nearly 1,200 dedicated professionals. MRL services over 150 local Montana businesses and moves their product to domestic and international markets on a daily basis. We are committed to providing transportation services that result in long-term growth and prosperity for our company, customers and employees. We live by our values of fairness, integrity, respect, safety and trust. We are committed to the safety of our employees, the general public and our customers. MRL prides ourselves on being a good neighbor in the communities we serve. As a BNSF partner, our shipments help feed, clothe, supply and power American and international homes and businesses every day. You can learn more about MRL at