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Alaska Railroad (more..)
EMD GP40-2 (more..)
South Palmer Station - MP A4.5 (more..)
Palmer, Alaska, USA (more..)
September 03, 2016
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ARR 3013 (more..)
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Fair Time!

The Alaska State fair is always summer's last big hurrah in the Last Frontier. To help accommodate the 300,000 visitors (equivalent to about half the state's total population) the ARR runs trains from Anchorage to Palmer up to three times a day on both weekends. This is a great way to travel and beat the traffic and the train drops you right at the gate as seen here.

These trains are the only regularly scheduled passenger trains on this normally freight only branch. And on one Saturday they set of fireworks at 10 PM sharp. If the last train of the night arrives on time it is sitting at the station in a perfect position for just about the whole show. This is one of my favorites from this year's fair.
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