The Glacier Discovery works north after passing the Girdwood Passenger station. Moments earlier a rainbow filled the Girdwood Valley but now dark storm clouds are shrouding the Chugach Mountains ... (more)
On a dreary day in Alaska's largest city, the Alaska Railroad Grandview Cruise Train idles on the ARR's impressive boarding platform at Anchorage International Airport. In a few minutes, th... (more)
In an odd move up north, the last Sounder doubleheads with SDRX 903 and 909 and only three coaches.
Welcome inside the Alaska Railroad's Denali business car, a posterchild for opulence and extravagance. This Pullman, built in 1921, underwent a major restoration in 2006, to the tune of $1.... (more)
Cab shot of ARR Rotary #3 stored in Anchorage yard awaiting donation to a railroad display in Curry, AK. The rotary was built by the Cooke Locomotive Works in 1930 and operated under steam until 1... (more)
On a dreary Sunday afternoon ARR's Palmer Turn trundles east (railroad north) up the ARR's Palmer Branch line. The little local can be seen shoving past the Alaska State Fairgrounds in the verdan... (more)
On a Saturday afternoon ARR cab control/power car (former AMTK F40PH #244) noses out of the north end of Shed 2 at the Anchorage Car Shop. Strung out behind her is the consist for the Denali Star... (more)
The narrow gauge Lahaina Kaanapali and Pacific Railroad, otherwise known as the "Sugar Cane Train", is shown here departing the Puukolii Station. I asked the conductor of the train why a company s... (more)
Engine "Anaka" backing up on the wye for the return trip to Lahaina.
Having been withdrawn for repair to suspension components, the Northwest's iconic Talgo trainsets are beginning to return to Cascade Service. Welcome back!
ARR 4324/4321 lead the southbound Denali Star across a remote bridge one mile south of Honolulu, the halfway point between Fairbanks and Anchorage.
A former Amtrak unit brings up the rear of a Norwegian Cruise Lines extra, waiting in the hole for us to pass.