RailPictures.Net Photo: ARR 4324 Alaska Railroad EMD SD70MAC at Anchorage, Alaska by Dave Blaze...
 
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Alaska Railroad (more..)
EMD SD70MAC (more..)
Anchorage Depot (more..)
Anchorage, Alaska, USA (more..)
March 14, 2009
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ARR 4324 (more..)
ARR 230N (more..)
Dave Blaze... (more..)
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Mixed Train 2009! In an historic first, due to changing traffic patterns the ARR has chosen to exercise its FRA waiver to run mixed trains consisting of revenue passenger and haz-mat freight traffic. On this Saturday morning the first one is being readied for departure. Three SD70MACs pull north across C Street to head out of town for the 356 mile journey to Fairbanks. Trailing the power are 13 coaches (inflated this day by charter equipment deadheading north) and 17 freight cars (7 COFC loads and 10 loads of diesel fuel) on Passenger track 1. The 120 passengers aboard this day are about to become a part of history as the past becomes prologue in Alaska! Beyond the train can be seen the icy blue waters of Cook Inlet and then the mighty peaks of the Alaska Range 80 miles distant.
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