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.
Three of Alaska Railroad's finest lead train 125S into the junction at Portage where the Whittier branch leaves the Seward main.
While out trying to take photos of Eagles catching their dinner I knew it wouldn't be too long until the northbound Coastal Classic made its way up Turnagain Arm towards Anchorage. Once I heard th... (more)
Alaska Railroad's ballast train is lead through Denali National Park, by GP40-2, 3003. One of only three locomotives left on the railroad, still in the black and gold, paint scheme.
A condensed, Denali Star Train, passes through Hurricane, Alaska. The shortened train, and the dead fireweed, signal that winter is near for the state. I would be leaving the Last Frontier, only f... (more)
The Alaska State fair is always summer's last big hurrah in the Last Frontier. To help accommodate the 300,000 visitors (equivalent to about half the state's total popu... (more)
Alaska is overwhelming. Sometimes it's hard to capture the scope of it when out shooting trains. The magic of drone photography has really helped with this by offering ne... (more)
A lengthy 120S starts onto the Whittier Branch and begin the 12 mile trek to Whittier and a date with the ARMs barge to Seattle. In the background is 20 Mile Valley including 20 Mile Glacier. In t... (more)
"Shores of Bird Creek"
A trio of Alaskan GP40-2s spring south along the rock shores of the Turnagain Arm with a hefty outbound train for the barge at Whittier. Taking p... (more)
"Alaskan Storm Light"
A scorched sky is slightly colored by an evening rainbow as the Denali Star closes in on Healy, AK.
Alaska Railroad's, Denali Star Train, departing northbound, from Denali National Park on a fine spring day.
Alaska Railroad 3002, serving as lead locomotive, for the railroads ballast train, is seen tied up, in the Healy Yard.
Alaska RR at the time unnamed Fairbanks Anchorage passenger train passing Birchwood.
Those of you who are long time followers of RP.net may recall this photo and the story that accompanied it from 5 years ago. Click h... (more)