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Here's to Alaska and Me!
I've been fortunate to have spent quite some time in the "Great White North" photographing trains on the super-scenic, and always friendly, Alaska Railroad. Here's a collection of some of my favorite shots from our 49th state.
Photo Album By: Chris Kilroy
 
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Photo ID: 382705

The ARR's Whittier yard job is doing some switching in this picturesque port city, totally dwarfed by the Carnival Spirit which is moored in port in the background.

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Whittier, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 2003
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2009


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Added: Dec 01, 2011

Views: 12,720
Comments: 13

Favorited: 64

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Photo ID: 382662

An Alaska Railroad yard job switches out cars at the company warehouse which is located just outside the main ARR yard in Anchorage amidst some very interesting trackwork. The building in the cent... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 2005
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 23, 2009


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Added: Nov 30, 2011

Views: 7,158
Comments: 5

Favorited: 32

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Photo ID: 358656

A quartet of SD70MACs leads a northbound empty coal train along the Seward Highway and the scenic shore of the Turnagain Arm on a beautiful summer's afternoon in the 49th state.

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: South Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4013
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 24, 2009


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Added: Mar 29, 2011

Views: 3,499
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 315983

Soutbound coal loads work along the shore of the mostly frozen Kenai Lake, less than 20 miles from reaching their destination, the port city of Seward. There, the train will unload its cargo for e... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Primrose, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 26, 2010


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Added: Mar 03, 2010

Views: 4,964
Comments: 2

Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 315605

In a scene reminiscent of many a Christmas postcard, southbound coal loads head over Snow River on one of the most photogenic bridges on the entire Alaska Railroad. Typically dramatic Alaskan back... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Snow River, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 26, 2010


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Added: Feb 27, 2010

Views: 6,631
Comments: 6

Favorited: 39

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Photo ID: 292707

The scenic byway from Anchorage to Seward is dotted with natural wonders along its full length. "Fee Stations," which operate on the honor system, help the state of Alaska maintain these recreatio... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bird Creek, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4013
Train ID: NB Coal Empties
Photo Date: May 24, 2009


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By: Chris Kilroy

Added: Aug 02, 2009

Views: 4,466
Comments: 1

Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 285291

The ARR Coastal Classic heads south along the picturesque Turnagain Arm on a beautiful May morning; final destination: Seward. The train is replete with the newly introduced (for 2009) G... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC-HEP
Location: Bird Point, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4318
Train ID: Coastal Classic
Photo Date: May 20, 2009


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Added: May 27, 2009

Views: 4,293
Comments: 2

Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 285192

Sunny skies are a rarity in Whittier; in fact, it's said that the town is cloudy over 300 days in a normal year. We lucked into a beautiful afternoon on this spring day as we found the ARR Glac... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC-HEP
Location: Whittier, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4321
Train ID: Glacier Discovery
Photo Date: May 20, 2009


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Added: May 26, 2009

Views: 6,758
Comments: 5

Favorited: 33

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Photo ID: 285064

Combine a holiday weekend with spectacular weather conditions, and it's no surprise that the Seward Highway is flush with tourists and residents alike, taking advantage of the opportunity to enjoy... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Girdwood, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4013
Train ID: NB Coal Empties
Photo Date: May 24, 2009


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By: Chris Kilroy

Added: May 25, 2009

Views: 5,245
Comments: 2

Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 285059

Four gleaming EMD motors have their string of 66 coal empties easily in check as the train glides northward over the Twenty Mile River and the hooligan fishermen (and "fisherwomen") below. The exp... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Portage, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4013
Train ID: NB Coal Empties
Photo Date: May 24, 2009


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Added: May 25, 2009

Views: 8,360
Comments: 6

Favorited: 44

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Photo ID: 241524

A rare view of the Alaska Railroad's Hurricane Turn, America's last scheduled flag stop passenger train, is afforded from the catwalk of the 298ft high Hurricane Gulch Bridge. The train was... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: Budd RDC-2
Location: Hurricane, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 711
Train ID: Hurricane Turn
Photo Date: June 26, 2008


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Added: Jul 04, 2008

Views: 5,149
Comments: 1

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 240937

Nestled between the rising peaks of the Chugach Mountains and the tidal flats of the Turnagain Arm, The Spirit of Alaska leads a rare daylight move northward from Whittier to Anchorage. The... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Potter's Marsh, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4001
Train ID: ARR Whittier Freight
Photo Date: June 25, 2008


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Added: Jun 29, 2008

People's Choice 3

Views: 13,138
Comments: 9

Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 192527

The Alaska Railroad Glacier Discovery Train winds its way north along the Turnagain Arm, with the imposing Chugach Mountains in the background. A small tidal bore, very common in the Turnag... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC-HEP
Location: Bird Point, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4317
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 02, 2007


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By: Chris Kilroy

Added: Jul 06, 2007

People's Choice 4

Views: 11,369
Comments: 5

Favorited: 15
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