Passenger season is two weeks from the end as the Alaska Railroad's premier train, the Denali Start rolls south about 45 min from the its destination of Anchorage after an all day 12 hr run from F... (more)
On a splendid long summer say there is plenty of light for shooting photos of the nightly freight trains. Here on Saturday afternoon a monster Anchorage to Fairbanks freight 130N is seen crossing... (more)
At the time standard power for Alaska's coal trains were six of their GP 49's all on the head end as shown northbound near Knik River.
Three Alaska Railroad SD70MACs tag along on the rear of a southbound loaded export coal train at Girdwood, Alaska on a warm and clear late summer day in September 2010.
A couple of MACs have just left the mainline at Portage and have entered the Whittier Branch. In the next 12 miles this train will pass through two tunnels, one of which the railroad shares with a... (more)
In most cases a barge docking in Whittier will generate two trains in each direction. The first train south from Anchorage will be powered by Geeps. Upon arrival in Whittier the crew will tie thei... (more)
During the winter months often a lumber or pipe barge will dock in Seward and the railroad will haul the contents north to Anchorage. Once in Anchorage the railroad will switch out the local cars ... (more)
The fall colors and the corporate colors of the Alaska Railroad or a good match on this beautiful fall day as the 120N heads for Anchorage with a relatively short train interchange from the barge ... (more)
3002 is exiting the branch from Whittier and entering the mainline at Portage for the remaining 50 miles to Anchorage. In Anchorage this train will switched out for local Anchorage customers and t... (more)
In 2010 the Alaska Railroad was still running a freight north to Fairbanks 7 nights a week. The usual departure time was between 2000 and 2030 after the arrival on the southbound Denali Star. Duri... (more)
Northbound Alaska RR coal empty with a fill of freight added on the head end at Seward and Portage.
"A Tiny Cruise Train"
A southbound cruise train zips by with a short train of tourists on the way back to Anchorage.
There aren't too many trains that traverse the line south of Portage in the Winter. One such train is the 110S seen here at Bird Point. As the Port of Anchorage is not ice free occasionally a barg... (more)
One of Alaska Railroads unique to the Alaska RR GP 49's led a southbound barge train near Portage.
ARR's only GP 35 and only GP 30 are first two units on a southbound work extra at Broad Pass.