Fall has arrived in South Central Alaska. A rather rare leader leads the 120N near Bird Point. The GP38-2s are usually yard power and to see and better yet hear one out on the mainline is quite a ... (more)
A respectable mile long train of single stacked containers is nearing the end of its journey from Whittier to Anchorage. It's seen here on the mainline passing an SD70MAC on the adjacent Coastal ... (more)
As their last move of the day, the 459 job pulls empty coal cars from UAF to take back to the yard. The sky still has a nice blue tint even though the sun has been set for over two hours.
2007 switches coal loads and empties at the east end of the yard in Fairbanks. Coal is still the main source of power in this part of Alaska with several power plants in the Fairbanks area.
High Idle - It's 30 degrees below zero and dropping on a Tuesday afternoon in Alaska's second largest city. A lone yard unit sits outside the south door of roundhouse track 3 idling away i... (more)
The ARR's Fairbanks diesel shop is stuffed full of assorted locomotives. They aren't in here for work, but simply to keep warm. It's more than 20 degrees below zero outside at this northernmost ... (more)
ARR 2007 and 2003 departing Eielson AFB with a string of empty hoppers from the base power plant not long after delivering full hoppers.
An Alaska RR GP38-2 pulls a cut of intermodal cars in the yad at Whittier.
GP38 2007 works the yard at Whittier. This town is the exchange point for the rest the rail network in North America, via a car ferry, one of which can be seen in the harbor in the background.
The switcher at Whittier works the north end of the yard, pulling across the creek just north of the yard. Sun is a fairly rare occurance in Whittier. Its said that the town is cloudy 300+ days ... (more)