RailPictures.Net Photo: ARR 2002 Alaska Railroad EMD GP38-2 at Anchorage, Alaska by Dave Blaze...
 
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Alaska Railroad (more..)
EMD GP38-2 (more..)
Ft. Richardson  (more..)
Anchorage, Alaska, USA (more..)
May 20, 2010
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ARR 2002 (more..)
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Dave Blaze... (more..)
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This is odd looking little mixed train is used for student training out on the isolated and little used Ft. Richardson classification yard. The twin geeps are used to practice switching with newly hired brakeman, and the dome coach is used as fancy taxi to and from the isolated trackage. The lone flat car carries an emergency response command center container that is outfitted with refrigerators and a microwave and tables and other conveniences to provide a break room and lunch area for the trainers and students. This view looks compass east on the base as the little train snakes around an s-curve enroute back to the ARR mainline. The tan buildings in the background is home to D Company, Anti-Terrorism Battalion, 4th Marine Division, and comprises the sole Marine Corps mission unit stationed in Alaska.
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  ApertureFNumber  f/11.0
  Make  Canon
  Model  Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
  ExposureTime  1/250
  ISOSpeedRatings  100
  Flash  16
  FocalLength  50/1



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