It isn't often that the Alaska Railroad runs a daylight freight between Fairbanks and Anchorage, especially in the winter. And I suppose this is barely daylight but it is 4:11 PM there just isn't ... (more)
In a rare break of sunlight on my recent trip to Alaska the "Spirit of North Pole" leads the southbound Denali Star through Eklunta on the way... (more)
Whittier bound freight crossing the 20 Mile River.
Glacier Discovery heading home.
The company work train is about to cross the Parks Highway just about a mile or two south of Hurricane where they will tie up for the night. They train is moving material for the overpass that is ... (more)
A Whittier bound freight makes the tight corner at McHugh Creek with a long freight in tow. This picture really shows the vastness that is Alaska. The train is following the shores of Turnagain Ar... (more)
With the forecast for the week showing sour weather, rain, clouds, and cold, a few moments of sunshine was a blessing as Alaska Railroad's Glacier Discovery trots South along the Turnagain ... (more)
Over 7000 feet of manifest destined for Whittier and a barge for the lower 48 rolls along the Turnagain Arm a midst beautiful Fall colors on a gloomy Fall morning. Three of Alaska Railroad's beaut... (more)
The last State Fair train crosses the Matanuska River on its way to Palmer to take another load of fair goers back down to Anchorage.
The Glacier Discovery passes by Bird Point after meeting a northbound cruise train at Indian. The SD70MAC on the point was a treat as the train usually runs with a Geep at both ends.
"The Star at Hurricane Gulch"
Under unpredictable skies the southbound Denali Star crosses over the impressive Hurricane Gulch Viaduct. The trains speed has been reduced to a crawl... (more)
"General Purpose Power"
A trio of GP40-2s lead a 7,000' southbound Whittier freight around the curve at Bird Point with one of Alaska's three remaining black geeps.
"Take the Train to the Fair"
During my visit to Alaska it was that time of year for the State Fair at Palmer. The fairgrounds are located right next to the end of the lin... (more)
With a week of unpredictable weather and heavy cloud cover it was nice to finally get a break in the sky to see some sunlight illuminate those colorful SD70M... (more)
On a typically wet day in Whittier, the Glacier Discovery waits to depart for Spencer and Grandview.