The Alaska Railroad’s Hurricane Turn crosses the Susitna River at Gold Creek. in a very remote part of the railroad. No roads in this area. The only way in is the Railroad or bush plane. Gold is s... (more)
The colors are wildly ablaze in the Last Frontier in the waning days of summer signaling the end of passenger season on the Alaska Railroad. This year I went back for another shot at the Turn on ... (more)
Alaska Railroad's unique Hurricane Turn is sitting on its namesake The Hurricane Bridge over Hurricane Gulch. This bridge is 916' long and 296' from the top of the rail to the bottom of the Gulch.... (more)
The Alaska Railroad dispatched a "snow fleet" work extra consisting of two GP40-2s pushing Harsco/Jordan Spreader 9 south to Portage to begin opening up the railroad to Seward. The sout... (more)
Those of you who are long time followers of RP.net may recall this photo and the story that accompanied it from 5 years ago. Click h... (more)
Glacier Discovery heading home.
The Glacier Discovery departs Girdwood after a short stop on the way south to Whittier.
The northbound Denali Star has just departed from a station stop at Talkeetna. Just north of the depot, we pass the Hurricane Turn local waiting to get onto the main. Tourists at one of the local ... (more)
The Whittier bound passenger train gives its passenger a great view of Turnagain Arm. It is possible to see bears, eagles, & Dall sheep on the short trip between Anchorage & Whittier and upon arri... (more)
Almost at the end of the days journey, Engineer Carey has Alaska Railroad's Glacier Discovery well under control as they roll along the Fireweed at Potter and in just a few minutes will have an on... (more)
The Glacier Discovery drifts over Bird Creek as it runs north toward Anchorage. The tide was out on the Turnagain Arm, and if you look closely, you can see a couple of fisherman in the creek purs... (more)
The Glacier Discovery follows the contours of Turnagain Arm on the way back to Anchorage after a day of delivering passengers to the cruise boats in Whittier.
ARR 3009 leads the Glacier Discovery around the curve just north of the Rainbow siding.
Learn more at Alaska Railfanning. The northbound Glacier Discovery works through the picturesque sce... (more)
The short Glacier Discovery makes its daily return trip north toward Anchoarge behind ARR 3009. ARR 32 brings up the rear of this train.