Not what one generally thinks of when they think of the Alaska Railroad, the APU spur is one of my personal favorite photo locations. This obscure little branch leads one mile off the ARR mainlin... (more)
While the rest of the world is enjoying spring it is still very much winter in Alaska! The "snow fleet" consisting of a GP38-2 back to back with a GP40-2 is pushing Jordan Spreader #7 and pulling... (more)
After spending a fair amount of time in Alaska one can usually count on SB freight headed for Whittier on either Tuesday or Wednesday. Here we see the Tuesday freight with over 7,000' feet of cont... (more)
Made up of two (now-retired) Budd RDCs and a GP38-2 on the tail end for good measure, the northbound ARR Hurricane Turn is in the hole at Canyon siding on a beautiful summer afternoon. Due ... (more)
It's nearly 5 PM and well past sunset on a gloomy, dreary, foggy, and just generally miserable Sunday in Alaska. A geep sits forlornly under the golden glow of sodium vapor lighting on the fuel r... (more)
ARR 2002 shoves the Hurricane Turn northbound at track speed just south of Hurricane.
The Hurricane Turn's power uses the loop track at Curry to run around its train before continuing north to Hurricane. Traditionally the summer Hurricane Turn has operated with two RDCs only but du... (more)
ARR 2002 and SD70MAC 4006 rest inside the back shop on a quiet Saturday evening. The ARR has full rebuild capabilities and facilties far larger than typical shortlines of comparable size. It loo... (more)
The Alaska Railroad's Glacier Discovery train enters Anchorage on a summer evening
The Alaska Railroad's Glacier Discovery train crosses a trestle, about to duck into the Whittier Tunnel
Anchorage bound Glacier Discovery train slows to pick up river rafters at the Placer River.
A long way from its humble beginnings on the Butte Anaconda & Pacific, ARR 2002 basks in the early afternoon sun.
The southbound 'Glacier Discovery' enroute to the Anchorage station for loading.