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Discover Alaska by Rail
The beauty of America's 49th state is unequaled. Enjoy it with these views of Alaska's best trains: Denali Star, Coastal Classic, Glacier Discovery, Aurora Winter Train and White Pass & Yukon.
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Photo ID: 750495

Alaska Railway EMD F7A 1530 prepares to depart the station in Anchorage for the Beautiful run to Fairbanks in June of 1980. The 1530 Is the Former Rio Grande 5654. This unit was wrecked in 197... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: 1530
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1980


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By: Brian G Morris

Added: Oct 09, 2020

Views: 3,700
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Photo ID: 744688

WPY 97 leads a train full of cruise ship passengers back to Skagway from an excursion on the amazing White Pass & Yukon Route. It's about to stop to collect those that went on the Glacier hike.

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: GE 90 Class
Location: Glacier, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: WPY 97
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 16, 2014


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By: theatrerail

Added: Aug 09, 2020

Views: 1,620
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Photo ID: 705617

WPY 73 sits at the station platform in Skagway.

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Skagway, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: WPY 73
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 03, 2019


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By: Alec Herman

Added: Aug 03, 2019

Views: 1,673
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Photo ID: 624988

The Denali Star Train, crosses the Nenana River, in Ferry, Alaska.

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Ferry, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4317
Train ID: HEX
Photo Date: July 27, 2017


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By: Aaron Pedersen

Added: Jul 31, 2017

Views: 2,095
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Photo ID: 495644

Alaska RR Fairbanks Anchorage at the time unnamed passenger train near Birchwood.

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Birchwood, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 3010
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1994


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Aug 29, 2014

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Photo ID: 490580

WPY #69 is arriving at the Glacier siding with a short passenger train. After a short break, the train will continue its journey towards the White Pass summit.

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Glacier, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: WPY #69
Train ID: Steam charter
Photo Date: June 13, 2011


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Jul 21, 2014

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Photo ID: 489687

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: GE 90 Class
Location: Glacier, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: WPY #99
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: June 10, 2011


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Jul 15, 2014

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Photo ID: 485529

The daily Glacier Discovery runs south at Beluga Point with a rather short train. This was a busy morning with 8 trains passing in or out of Anchorage in just 5 hours, a welcome feeling of glutto... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Beluga, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 3007
Train ID: Glacier Discovery
Photo Date: June 11, 2014


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By: Chris Paulhamus

Added: Jun 13, 2014

Views: 4,512
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 481688

The Coastal Classic is working its way north toward Anchorage after spending the day down in Seward.

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Portage, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4318
Train ID: Coastal Classic
Photo Date: May 12, 2014


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By: Chris Paulhamus

Added: May 16, 2014

Views: 4,043
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Favorited: 21

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Photo ID: 437911

The southbound Denali Star slinks through Elmendorf AFB just moments from its final stop in Anchorage. Surprisingly for this time of year, the trees are still mostly barren despite this past wint... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4328
Train ID: Denali Star
Photo Date: May 24, 2013


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By: Chris Paulhamus

Added: May 29, 2013

Views: 1,957
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Photo ID: 431097

Alaska Railroad's Aurora Winter Train creeps across Hurricane Gulch, stopping mid span to allow the trainload of passengers a view from the top of this impressive structure.

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4322
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 16, 2013


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By: Ted Smith-Peterson

Added: Apr 05, 2013

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Photo ID: 403561

Alaska Railroad's daily train (Glacier Discovery) from Anchorage to Whittier is about to make a station stop at Girdwood on June 27, 2005. The train's passenger car windows are hand washed every ... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Girdwood, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 2002
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 27, 2005


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jul 15, 2012

Views: 3,618
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Photo ID: 390290

The pride and joy of the Alaska Railroad is southbound at Cantwell, AK at the beginning of the fall season. The coloras are just beginning to turn.

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Cantwell, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4323
Train ID: Denali Star
Photo Date: August 30, 2010


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Feb 22, 2012

Views: 3,232
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Photo ID: 373340

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: GE 90 Class
Location: Between Glacier and White Pass, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: WPY #100
Train ID: Charter
Photo Date: June 10, 2011


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Aug 28, 2011

Views: 3,142
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 367280

A passenger train descending from the White Pass has almost reached the Glacier siding on its way home to Skagway.

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: GE 90 Class
Location: Between Glacier and White Pass, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: WPY #91
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 10, 2011


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Jun 29, 2011

Views: 4,582
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Favorited: 13
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