On what turned out to be a very cold day a buddy and I drove the 212 miles from Anchorage to Cantwell where the Alaska RR snow fleet had tied up for the night. With a 0600 call time we knew we wou... (more)
On December 22 a plow train was called to clear the tracks between Hurricane and Cantwell. With a limited amount of daylight to work with, about 4.5 hours in total, I tried my best to capture the ... (more)
In Broad Pass, Alaska on December 22 I wouldn't say there are a lot of possibilities for train photos. With the limited daylight hours let alone sunshine not to mention the scarcity of trains, it ... (more)
While I have taken more than a few shots from this location of passenger trains this is the first freight I have managed to catch crossing one of the most iconic bridges on the Alaska RR. And it a... (more)
A lengthy lumber train off the barge in Seward rolls along the shores of Turnagain Arm and into the setting sun on a fantastic late winter's day. Although it is winter in this scene there is still... (more)
On a glorious day in Alaska, if only the rest of the summer could be like today, the Alaska RR's 5 day a week freight to Fairbanks crosses the Knik River. Roughly 30 miles and 50 minutes into thei... (more)
Sometimes you just get lucky. The snow fleet as it is known on the Alaska Railroad consists of Jordan Spreaders pushed by Geeps. Called to head south to clear the line between Portage and Seward, ... (more)
Before she was famous, and the last operating Rio Grande tunnel motor, 5371 earns her keep as she leads a freight across the Utah desert in the setting sun. Sure do miss taking trips to photograph... (more)
I have long thought about getting a good photo at this location. Over the years I have had more than a few chances and captured a few decent photos but I always felt there was a better shot. It is... (more)
Southbound coal loads headed for the dock at Seward pass Gorilla Rock on a glorious end of winter day.
The Northbound Denali Star crosses Riley Creek on a nice steel trestle and arrives on time at the Denali Park station. This is one of the last runs of the daily train as staring next week this tra... (more)
BNSF 5913 East cast its reflection as an empty coal train winds its way along the Clark Fork River.
An Alaska work train crosses Riley Creek Trestle just inside the boundaries of Denali National Park. Fall comes early in Alaska and the fall colors are at their peak around Denali.