RailPictures.Net Photo: ARR 4326 Alaska Railroad EMD SD70MAC at Spencer, Alaska by Dave Blaze...
 
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Alaska Railroad (more..)
EMD SD70MAC (more..)
ARR Alaska Division Mainline (more..)
Spencer, Alaska, USA (more..)
May 05, 2010
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
ARR 4326 (more..)
ARR 290W (more..)
Dave Blaze... (more..)
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This view looks south from the lead unit on the head end of a special 22 car passenger charter. The train left Anchorage (MP114) and has traveled here to MP 54 to afford passengers a view of Spencer Glacier which is just out of view to the left. This shot looks across the Placer River bridge toward the steep twisting climb through the "tunnel district" and the big curves to Grandview. But this is it for today, and in few moments the train will reverse direction and head back north. Note the large tent on the opposite side of the river. This houses one of the ARR's 105mm Howitzers used for shooting down controlled avalanches. It is one of three used by the railroad in its never ending battle against the Alaskan winter. Note: the photographer is a railroad employee with permission to be on the property and was wearing all required PPE while taking this photograph.
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