RailPictures.Net Photo: ARR 3001 Alaska Railroad EMD GP40-2 at Whittier, Alaska by Dave Blaze...
 
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Alaska Railroad (more..)
EMD GP40-2 (more..)
Whittier Yard (more..)
Whittier, Alaska, USA (more..)
March 09, 2011
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ARR 3001 (more..)
ARR 120S (more..)
Dave Blaze... (more..)
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Welcome to Whittier! It isn't nice very often in Whittier. In fact, the town features some of the worst weather in Alaska with a normal winter seeing over 420 inches of snow! Known for routine 60 MPH winds with snow and rain blowing sideways a local saying goes: "Weather is here, wish you were beautiful!" But, when it is nice it is beautiful beyond the power of language. Here we see two of the last three GP40-2s to wear their 1975 as delivered black and yellow paint crossing the wooden trestle over Whittier Creek with the second cut of their 6015 ft inbound train. The strange little town squeezed hard between the waters of Prince William Sound and the Coastal Ranges is accessible only by boat of the 2.5 mile long shared access rail/vehicle Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel Whittier is the ARR's main port for shipment of containers which arrive via barge stacked in racks above the main deck which contains 8 tracks for interchange of railcars to the BNSF & UP in Seattle. Click here to read a bit more about the history of this unique and fascinating Alaskan community. 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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