ARR 4015 brings up the rear of a southbound coal train as it glides over Upper Trail Lake in Moose Pass, AK. This train was running SD70MACs 3x3 totaling 24,300 horsepower.
After a nearly 5-hour journey from Anchorage on a beautifully sunny morning, ARR 4327 finally rests at its destination on Track 8 in the Seward Yard. An extra board crew will be used to unload th... (more)
ARR 4327 is on the homestretch as it leads export coal into Seward on an absolutely gorgeous late-winter day.
This trio of Alaska Railroad MACs has just crested the final grade with export coal and is making the run across the half-mile long "plateau" before beginning the 2%-plus descent into the port tow... (more)
ARR 4327 has conquered the final 2% grade on this trip before it can coast downhill the rest of the way into Seward. This final push up hill is illustrated by how sharply the Seward Highway drops... (more)
Export coal loads cross the partially-frozen Snow River on their southbound journey to Seward. Once across the river, this train will hit grades over 2%; one of the reasons these coal trains are ... (more)
After running an hour and a half beyond the sight of human eyes, ARR 4327 reappears to civilization as it crosses Upper Trail Lake in the town of Moose Pass. This train is bound for the port at S... (more)
These three DPUs bringing up the rear of a Seward-bound coal drag have been mainly window dressing for the majority of the trip out of Anchorage as the line to this point is pretty much eastern No... (more)
ARR 4327 leads the charge of a southbound coal train on its way to Seward not long after the sun has peaked over the Chugach Mountains behind me. This is a seldom photographed view taken from a f... (more)
With the change over to daylight savings time this morning I though that a shot of the southbound Aurora might work out today. Lots of sunshine made my decision easier so I drove north in search o... (more)
A lengthy train, 6464', headed for the Arms barge in Whittier skirts the shore of Turnagain Arm and passes a vestige of the past, an Alaska Railroad caboose sitting in the siding at Brookman. This... (more)
An extra Anchorage to Whittier train was southbound near Girdwood
Alaska Railroad at the time un named Anchorage to Seward passenger train was southbound along Cook Inlet near Turnagain. Fourteen hours later I would photograph it's return in similar sunlite.
Alaska RR northbound Seward to Healy empty coal train was near Indian along the Cook Inlet with some freight included ahead of the empty coal cars.
Join us at Alaska Railfanning! Two hours after call time, ARR 4015 breezes through Matanuska Junctio... (more)