The train is in the middle of nowhere. It is about 12 miles south of Portage Alaska on the Seward Branch. The rail line follows the Placer River, which the train is crossing and makes a sharp righ... (more)
On a late summer morning the southbound export coal train negotiates all the twists and turns along the shores of Turnagain Arm and MP 86 of the Kenai Subdivision en route to Seward.
Although the winters are long and often difficult from both a weather and a train perspective there are benefits. One such benefit is that you do not have to drag yourself out of bed at an early h... (more)
In what's decidedly a very non-winters view 3012, the newest painted unit on the roster, leads 3 sisters south as they enter 20 Mile Valley near Portage en-route to Whittier and a date with the AR... (more)
A lot of material at the baggage car at the Spencer Whistle Stop. At this place many passengers leave the train for trekking, walking or riverrafting
This car waits until the Southbound Denali Star has passed. The photo is taken from the open deck at the double deck car
The Alaska Railroad has more than a few large bridges. One of the more inaccessible ones is the one across the Eagle River located just a few miles north of Anchorage but deep within the confines ... (more)
That's symmetry: View at the trip from Anchorage to Seward through the panorama deck in the morning sun
The engineer on a southbound coal train leans out and gives a big wave as he makes his way to Seward.
Unusual situation: The passenger train waits until the freight train has left the track. I don't see a stop sign for the passenger train. The conductor watches the situation. The photo is taken fr... (more)
Working at the baggage car at Talkeetna
A lot of boats and one train at Whittier in the morning sun: He will picks up passengers from the cruise ship. The photo is taken from the 12th floor of the cruise ship 'Island Princess' at 6am
A lot of happy tourists at the rear of the Northbound Denali Star. We are standing on the open deck in the double-deck car of the Southbound Denali Star
The ARR's Seward Cruise Train is seen at the railroad's unique elevated station serving Anchorage International Airport. The train will soon depart the airport and begin the 114 mile journey to Se... (more)
On its last-ever run this far north, the Alaska Railroad Palmer Turn runs light up the 10 mph Palmer Branch enroute to JD Steel, which was located at the end of the in-service track at more)