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..)
Alaska Division Mainline (more..)
Spencer, Alaska, USA (more..)
May 05, 2010
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ARR 4326 (more..)
ARR 290W (more..)
Dave Blaze... (more..)
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Now this is what I call a passenger train! - Here is a view from the south end of one of the longest passenger trains in recent ARR history. This train consists of 22 cars with two MACs on the south end and one on the north for a total length of just over 2100 ft! Included in the consist were all 6 of ARR's premier double deck Goldstar first class cars as well as vintage former UP "heritage" cars, glass topped single level Colorado Railcar cars, Korean coaches, and a former SP gallery car - quite the motley arrangement. This was a special charter for the IEEE convention that was in town and ran from Anchorage south to Spencer and back in a pull-pull configuration. This view looks railroad north from what was the lead unit but is now the trailing unit after the train reached the south end of its journey at Spencer Glacier and is now racing across the flats of the Placer River valley on the way back to Portage and Anchorage. 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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