Fall has arrived in South Central Alaska. A rather rare leader leads the 120N near Bird Point. The GP38-2s are usually yard power and to see and better yet hear one out on the mainline is quite a ... (more)
A respectable mile long train of single stacked containers is nearing the end of its journey from Whittier to Anchorage. It's seen here on the mainline passing an SD70MAC on the adjacent Coastal ... (more)
The Alaska Railroad's "Glacier Discovery" train exits the Portage Tunnel on the way back to Portage and Anchorage after a beautiful day on... (more)
"Snow River Bridge"
The Alaska Railroad's southbound "Airport Train" chartered by Norwegian Cruise Lines crosses the Snow River Bridge as the train closes in ... (more)
"Going to the Fair"
A mid-day fair train has just arrived at the Palmer fairgrounds with a fresh batch of passengers from Anchorage.
A pair of sequentially numbered SD70MACs drag a heavy northbound freight fresh from the Whittier barge over the Twenty Mile River.
"Twenty Mile River Bridge"
The engineer extends a friendly wave out the window of the 3015 as he takes his train across the Twenty Mile River at Portage, AK. His train ... (more)
The southbound HEX arrives in Anchorage as they pass below the signals at CP-1147 with a solid train of McKinley Explorer charter cars in tow. The Jersey ba... (more)
"The Portage Meet"
A fairly common move at Portage on days when afternoon southbound Whittier freights run is for the 120S or the 125S to meet the "Glacier Discove... (more)
"Notching Out of Town"
A trio of GP40-2s lead by one of three geeps wearing its as-delivered paint stretches the 120S through South Anchorage on the way to the Port of Whittier. ... (more)
"Retirement Job in Alaska"
If you set out looking for the retirement homes of Amtrak F40s two of them will take you to the 49th State. A pair of ex-Amtrak screamers (#244 and #26... (more)
"Fairbanks Freight at Golden Hour"
Moments before the sun set below the distant horizon the ARR 130N freight for Fairbanks, Alaska storms across the Matanuska River... (more)
"Reflection of The Star"
The southbound "Denali Star" with a pair of sequentially numbered MACs passes through the marshy permafrost low-lands of Chugiak. Many thanks to David Bl... (more)
"Lower Trail Lake"
The southbound "Airport Train" to Seward crosses the Trail River bridge along the Seward Highway at Crown Point. Four peaks of the Chugach ... (more)
I have long thought about getting a good photo at this location. Over the years I have had more than a few chances and captured a few decent photos but I always felt there was a better shot. It is... (more)