The Cascade 508 rolls through a glorious sunset enroute to Tacoma over lift bridge 14, near Steilacoom WA.
A repainted NPCU brings up the rear of a Northbound Hiawatha trainset as it passes the Metra ballast extra in Northbrook.
The railfans already begin to line up to wait for the double header steam, but for now, we're happily distracted with the Cascades running a few minutes late.
In shiny new-looking paint, Amtrak NPCU 90218 leads the first Detroit/Pontiac-bound Amtrak of the day off the NS mainline and onto Amtrak territory.
Right on time, the daily from Bellingham screeches into Edmonds. Unknown to me at the time, the ferry in the background (M/V Spokane) had been evacuated an hour or so earlier because of a bomb th... (more)
The Hurricane Gulch Bridge is the longest bridge on the Alaska Railroad, spanning 914 feet across and 296 feet above Hurricane Creek. In this view it plays host to the Hurricane Turn which has pul... (more)
The southbound ARR Hurricane Turn crosses a grade crossing in Wasilla on the return trip back to Anchorage. The Chugach Mountains in the distance stand in stark contrast to the sunshine being cast... (more)
The Alaska Railroad Hurricane Turn, one of the last flag stop trains in North America, has arrived back at Anchorage behind former Amtrak F40 #268 following its 340-mile roundtrip to Hurricane an... (more)
Milwaukee bound Hiawatha service.
Just off the line taking it through "lake effect snow" country, the tail end of the Wolverine has clearly been kicking up some snow recently. Today it's running about an hour late.
Hiawatha service train heads east towards Chicago.
A former Amtrak unit brings up the rear of a Norwegian Cruise Lines extra, waiting in the hole for us to pass.
Ready for another run north.