In 2010 the Alaska Railroad was still running a freight north to Fairbanks 7 nights a week. The usual departure time was between 2000 and 2030 after the arrival on the southbound Denali Star. Duri... (more)
"MACs in for Service"
A pair of SD70MACs #4015 "The Spirit of North Pole" and #4320 sit side-by-side for routine inspections.
ARR southbound passenger extra arriving Anchorage.
The Alaska Railroad has decided to upgrade the APU spur and as such has been replacing track panels between the AK Mill and CEI. Today I caught the company work train backing down the spur to ball... (more)
The prime movers of two SD70MAC's have been shut down after a successful load test, and blue flags removed, as the Alaska Railroads' Anchorage Shops return to peacefulness.
One of Alaska Railroad's 4000 series SD70MACs sits over the pit in the heavy repair shop. Notice the over-sized snow plow for dealing with those Alaskan winter... (more)
"Alaskan Light Package"
All of the Alaska Railroad geeps slightly resemble those of the Southern Pacific with the L-Shaped glass and a similar light package. The only thi... (more)
A Whittier bound freight makes the tight corner at McHugh Creek with a long freight in tow. This picture really shows the vastness that is Alaska. The train is following the shores of Turnagain Ar... (more)
ARR 3006 crosses C Street in front of the Alaska Railroad's General Office Building en-route to the APU spur to switch out several customers. The APU Spur is the closest thing o street running the... (more)
A pair of MACs spend some time together in the heavy repair shop in the Anchorage shops.
An old Alaska Railroad logo fights through the heavy rust on the side of an old coal hopper.
"Spirit of North Pole"
All of Alaska Railroad's 4000-series SD70MACs are named after locations along the historic route. While they did no arrive with names upon delivery... (more)
The Alaska Railroad logo as seen on the nose of a GP40-2.
The Interior of one of Alaska's finest passenger cars. Fellow RailPictures contributor Steven Welch hams it up for the photo.
"General Purpose Power"
A trio of GP40-2s lead a 7,000' southbound Whittier freight around the curve at Bird Point with one of Alaska's three remaining black geeps.