My great, great uncle Robert F. McKee, Sr., was a design engineer at Baldwin and he would give my father different Baldwin Locomotive Works builder's cards when my father would visit him in Collin... (more)
Alaska Railroad Alco MRS1 1601 works the roads yard in Anchorage in the summer of 1980. At the time there were several of these former US military units running. there low clearance profile is cle... (more)
Alaska Railway EMD F7A 1530 prepares to depart the station in Anchorage for the Beautiful run to Fairbanks in June of 1980. The 1530 Is the Former Rio Grande 5654. This unit was wrecked in 197... (more)
Two nice looking engines right out of the paint shop.
After grabbing a shot of this train under cloudy skies at Portage, I like the train headed north for Anchorage. As I got near Girdwood I could see that it was likely the sun would dip below the cl... (more)
Geep Renaissance: The Alaska Railroad powered a rail train with 5 Geeps. Seen here at Brookman with 3 GP40-2s and 2 GP38-2s in 3 separate paint schemes. To make things even better the rear of the ... (more)
The "Coldest" Photo I've Ever Shot!
This one made me PHYSICALLY FEEL like I never have before taking a train photo. It was 38 below zero Fahrenheit and windy...bruta... (more)
after running the previous two Saturdays sans decorations the ARR decorated the Holiday Train for the final runs on Sat 12/14. Seen here about MP 100 along Turnagain Arm. Although it is 1035 AM th... (more)
A couple of Geeps and a spreader head for Seward and await a call to duty that hopefully will never come, well the railroad hopes will never come, I on the other hand would love to see them in act... (more)
A relatively short train off the barge in Whittier wraps itself around the curve at Rainbow on a beautiful Fall afternoon. All of the tanks are empty, brought up on the barge for a new, to Anchora... (more)
A rebuilt Alaska Railroad GP7, featuring a spartan cab and ARR trucks was caught outside the BN roundhouse at Interbay in Seattle, WA. The unit spent some time in the BN shops here.
Alaska Railroad F7B 1517 sits in the Union Pacific Argo Yard. A total of six Alaska F7 units were in the yard, a great surprise to see. Photo taken with permission.
ARR 4321 waits for passengers to disembark from the Coastal Classic before turning the train to get ready for the return trip in a few hours.
The returning Coastal Classic is right on time. And although we are more than two hours from sunset the Chugach Mountains have blocked the sun from reaching the rails casting a shadow across the t... (more)
Alaska Railroad nightly Anchorage to Fairbanks freight was northbound near Birchwood