During the winter months often a lumber or pipe barge will dock in Seward and the railroad will haul the contents north to Anchorage. Once in Anchorage the railroad will switch out the local cars ... (more)
With moments of light left before the sun sets, the northbound 130 crosses the Knik River bridge north of Eklutna With a quad of EMD's up front with another MAC DPU towards the rear. This entire s... (more)
A large road train from Fairbanks pulls up to the Junction for a recrew after a long night run from Fairbanks.
ARR 4006 and 16,000 total horsepower leads the Anchorage-to-Fairbanks freight north deep within Fort Richardson.
A southbound loaded coal train is at MP 62. This is the point where the road, which has been pretty much along side the railroad since MP 103, and the railroad separate. It won't be until MP 30 wh... (more)
The last northbound train of lumber off the barge in Seward passes beneath the Chugach Mountains on a stunningly beautiful March afternoon. The last week or so have been absolutely beautiful and I... (more)
ARR 4006 leads a 5000' freight train south near Portage on its way to Seward and an awaiting barge. Hard to beat the Alaska Railroad in the wintertime!
A spot I had been meaning to try out this summer but hadn't had the opportunity to explore yet. With a hint of sunshine after several days of rain I was more than itching to get out. I decided tod... (more)
The overnight freight has just arrived Anchorage from Fairbanks and because Flint Hills Refinery is the railroad's largest customer the railroad will use the road power to spot the tank farm with ... (more)
ARR 4006 leads its 5000' freight over the Snow River, about to tackle the steep 2%-plus grade awaiting it before the final descent in to Seward.
Learn more at Alaska Railfanning! I have absolutely no issue waiting 45 minutes in 0°F temps to capt... (more)
Learn more at Alaska Railfanning! The Spirit of Anchorage leads a 5000' freight train south t... (more)
A northbound empty ARR coal train prepares to cross the Snow River, 15 miles north of Seward. This crew has deadheaded down from Anchorage and is taking the train back north to Anchorage where the... (more)
Southbound coal train with SD70MAC's 4006/4318/4321 on head-end and 4011 at rear moves into yard in fading light at 8:30 pm