3012 has the fair train on the drawbars as it cruises north to Palmer just a few miles ahead with a train full of people from Anchorage going to the State Fair.
The Coastal Classic is northbound towards Anchorage with it's engineer on his final trip before retiring, with that being know I met up with Frank Keller and Dave Blaze.. to chase this train from ... (more)
Running several hours late the and passengers being bussed to Anchorage the HEX shoves towards the coach yard and shops just as the sun ducks below the thick rain clouds.
The MEX hugs the rocks closely as it makes it's way south out of Girdwood.
3015 leads the MEX south past Gorilla rock as it heads for Whittier and eventually Seward.
6 Mac's have a 70 car train of export coal up to track speed along the Turnagain arm bound for the port of Seward a few hours away.
4014 screams through Portage bound for Seward, this is the last place to shoot the train until it gets to Moose point as the train will get deep into the mountains and glaciers.
The 4014 leads a loaded export train towards Seward.
There can't be too many places on earth where you can see glaciers from the comfort of your passenger car. The passengers on this southbound Coastal Classic scramble to get their photos of the Bar... (more)
The northbound Denali Star has just departed from a station stop at Talkeetna. Just north of the depot, we pass the Hurricane Turn local waiting to get onto the main. Tourists at one of the local ... (more)
There aren't too many places where you can find a gritty industrial yard with snow capped peaks for a backdrop. On this beautiful Sunday morning, 2 Geeps were working the Anchorage yard. Here 2001... (more)
The sharp looking 3012 departs Anchorage with the state fair train as it crosses ships creek.
The hostlers have taken over for the road crew on the 130N, they have just yarded the train and now take the pair of MAC's to be turned as the Denali Star is almost ready to depart for Anchorage.
The Glacier Discovery heads for home as it parallels the Seward Highway south of Girdwood in the sweet evening light.
The fair train runs down the Palmer Branch from Palmer as it heads back to Anchorage with a train full of passengers. This was the first year that the railroad has added domes to this train.