A couple of MACs have just left the mainline at Portage and have entered the Whittier Branch. In the next 12 miles this train will pass through two tunnels, one of which the railroad shares with a... (more)
Perhaps the most spectacular bridge on the Alaska Railroad is the one spanning Hurricane Gulch around MP 284. It is a signature location on the railroad and one of my personal favorites as well. T... (more)
In most cases a barge docking in Whittier will generate two trains in each direction. The first train south from Anchorage will be powered by Geeps. Upon arrival in Whittier the crew will tie thei... (more)
During the winter months often a lumber or pipe barge will dock in Seward and the railroad will haul the contents north to Anchorage. Once in Anchorage the railroad will switch out the local cars ... (more)
The fall colors and the corporate colors of the Alaska Railroad or a good match on this beautiful fall day as the 120N heads for Anchorage with a relatively short train interchange from the barge ... (more)
3002 is exiting the branch from Whittier and entering the mainline at Portage for the remaining 50 miles to Anchorage. In Anchorage this train will switched out for local Anchorage customers and t... (more)
In 2010 the Alaska Railroad was still running a freight north to Fairbanks 7 nights a week. The usual departure time was between 2000 and 2030 after the arrival on the southbound Denali Star. Duri... (more)
Northbound Alaska RR coal empty with a fill of freight added on the head end at Seward and Portage.
There aren't too many trains that traverse the line south of Portage in the Winter. One such train is the 110S seen here at Bird Point. As the Port of Anchorage is not ice free occasionally a barg... (more)
With moments of light left before the sun sets, the northbound 130 crosses the Knik River bridge north of Eklutna With a quad of EMD's up front with another MAC DPU towards the rear. This entire s... (more)
One of Alaska Railroads unique to the Alaska RR GP 49's led a southbound barge train near Portage.
One of four GP 35's on the roster, as well as the only GP 30, are first two units on a southbound work extra at Broad Pass.
ARR southbound passenger extra arriving Anchorage.
ARR northbound Seward to Anchorage coal empty with a cut of freight behind the power approaching Portage.
The line between Anchorage and Seward isn't used very often during the winter except for the weekly trains to Whittier and the occasional train from Seward. Since the Port of Anchorage is frozen i... (more)