Welcome Home! - The Alaska Railroad's last active steam locomotive, #557, has returned after a 46 1/2 year hiatus in the lower 48. #557 is a Baldwin Locomotive Works class S-160 2-8-0 Cons... (more)
An Amtrak Cascades NPCU takes a vacation on the Pacific Surfliner, with 90230 on the point of 583 en route to Los Angeles. P42 81 is providing the power, and private car "Montana" (MILW) is bringi... (more)
Big things come in big packages! A week before Christmas, we're moving an early gift for the city of Moscow: a 600,000 pound transformer! Moved on a special 12-axle depressed flat, the new ... (more)
The ARR's Whittier yard job is doing some switching in this picturesque port city, totally dwarfed by the Carnival Spirit which is moored in port in the background.
Sitting forlorn in the Purdy Scrapyard in West Seattle AAR 1502 awaits its fate on an fittingly gloomy day.
Four brand new consecutively numbered Alaska Railroad GP49's (2801-2802-2803-2804) along with a BN business car & caboose are being hostled from Interbay to South Seattle on the Burlington Norther... (more)
Modern Day RDC? - At first it seems a bit ungainly and dare I say ugly, but after a bit it really does kind of grow on you. I imagine this is how fans felt in 1949 when they gazed at the f... (more)
After a fun chase from Whittier (two-thirds of which was in the rain - but who cares!) we grab our final shot of the morning. Looking down from the Old Seward Hwy overpass the full length of the ... (more)
After living in Alaska for over four years I finally made a trip to our local "railroad" museum. They have a fascinating collection of Alaska rolling stock and it is definitely worth a look if yo... (more)
A Long Way from the Corridor - Former Amtrak F40PH #286 leads the Hurricane Turn out on to it's namesake bridge. I often wonder if I ever saw her whipping down the former New Haven Shoreli... (more)
Alaska Railroad's Coastal Classic sits in the train station in Seward, Alaska.
Passengers on board Alaska Railroad's Coastal Classic watch the train snake through the mountains through the dome car.
Railfanning - Alaska Style! - The pride of the fleet, ARR's flagship passenger train the Denali Star crawls south across the Hurricane Gulch bridge affording the passengers a stunnin... (more)
The southbound Denali Star cruises through Fort Richardson on fast track and is just a few minutes from arrival at Alaska Railroad's historic downtown depot. In the background are the ever present... (more)