Here's my obligatory end of 2016 photo.Daylight freights are hard to come by this time of year account the tracks between Anchorage and Whittier see an average of only two round trip freig... (more)
Little Train - Great Land!
A pair of SD70MACs lead the short little northbound Saturday Winter Aurora passenger train out of the end of the road village of Talkeetna and into the w... (more)
Back when the days were longer and the hillsides were more colorful I caught a mixed freight of UP/BNSF interchange and COFC coming north from a connection with the AML Barge in Whittier. The tra... (more)
Golden hour light bathes the scene as the Coastal Classic rolls north alongside the Seward Highway and Turnagain Arm, slowly clicking off the miles to Anchorage.
A cruise special from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport tops the grade at Divide about 10 miles north of an awaiting Norwegian Cruise Lines ship, safely docked in the lovely small town o... (more)
On a remarkably warn and sunny end to August, a pair of SD70MACs have nearly 8,000 feet of train trailing on the drawbars as they wind their way along the Turnagain Arm.
The Glacier Discovery shoves back through what has to be one of the largest control points in North America after making its station stop at Portage in order to clear the main for a southbound fre... (more)
A special for Norwegian Cruise Lines crosses the Trail River on its journey to Seward and an awaiting cruise ship.
A quiet late August afternoon along Turnagain Arm is briefly interrupted as 120S heads south with barge traffic for Whittier and the Lower 48.
Nearly 9,000 feet of containers and mixed freight are heading to the Lower 48 via an Alaska Marine Lines barge as one of three locomotives left in the original black and yellow paint scheme leads ... (more)
The conductor on the 120N is enjoying a warm late August day with the window wide open as this pair of SD70MACs have nearly 10,000 tons of mixed freight and containers from the Lower 48 in tow ove... (more)
Nearly 8,000 feet of mixed freight and containers from the Lower 48 snake their way along the Turnagain Arm about 20 miles from the trains destination in Anchorage.
The tail end of train 120N is still stretched out in the joint use Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel as the head end passes over Placer Creek on the journey back to Anchorage.
With a friendly wave from the engineer and with moments to spare before the sun falls below the horizon, the northbound Anchorage to Fairbanks freight glides across the Matanuska River.
Three of Alaska Railroad's finest lead train 125S into the junction at Portage where the Whittier branch leaves the Seward main.