RailPictures.Net Photo: ARR 4016 Alaska Railroad EMD SD70MAC at Bird Creek, Alaska by Dave Blaze...
 
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Alaska Railroad (more..)
EMD SD70MAC (more..)
ARR Mainline - near MP 86.5 (more..)
Bird Creek, Alaska, USA (more..)
December 12, 2010
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ARR 4016 (more..)
ARR 183N (more..)
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Big Time Coal! 10 units - count 'em - curl north with 113 empty coal hoppera about to cross Bird Creek Bridge on the Alaska Division Mainline. Adjacent traffic on the Seward Highway seems totally unaware of the historic nature of the train beside them. This is by far the largest unit train ever run by the ARR. It is, in fact, 1 normal trains. Two days prior day high winds had shut down dumping operations in Seward with one train only half empty. The road crew turned out with 4 units and half the train. Meanwhile, the following day the other consist (ARR has two 75 car unit coal trains cycling around the clock) showed up. It was dumped successfully and doubled up with the other half still in Seward and came north to Anchorage as a monster train stretching 7000 ft in length!
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