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Photo ID: 614508

This years winter was a bit more normal for Alaska although it was fairly rare to catch a train after a snowfall. I did on one such occasion manage to follow a train south after a recent snowfall ... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Bird Creek, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 3006
Train ID: 120S
Photo Date: March 29, 2017


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Apr 26, 2017

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Photo ID: 601040

On a remarkably warn and sunny end to August, a pair of SD70MACs have nearly 8,000 feet of train trailing on the drawbars as they wind their way along the Turnagain Arm.

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bird Creek, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4013
Train ID: 120N
Photo Date: August 31, 2016


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By: Austin S....

Added: Dec 30, 2016

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Photo ID: 595712

"Shores of Bird Creek"

A trio of Alaskan GP40-2s spring south along the rock shores of the Turnagain Arm with a hefty outbound train for the barge at Whittier. Taking p... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Bird Creek, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 3001
Train ID: ARR 120S
Photo Date: August 30, 2016


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By: Michael William Sullivan

Added: Nov 10, 2016

Views: 947
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Photo ID: 591788

"Snaking Along the Arm"

A pair of MACs pull a long Anchorage-bound freight fresh from the Port of Whittier along the silty shores of the Turnagain Arm.

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bird Creek, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4013
Train ID: ARR 120N
Photo Date: August 31, 2016


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By: Michael William Sullivan

Added: Oct 07, 2016

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Photo ID: 588226

"The Serpent of the Turnagain Arm"

A two-headed serpent nearly 8,000ft in length and weighing nearly 10,000 tons slithers its way along the east shore of the Turnagain ... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bird Creek, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4013
Train ID: ARR 120N
Photo Date: August 31, 2016


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By: Michael William Sullivan

Added: Sep 06, 2016

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Photo ID: 582375

On a beautiful night for photography the returning Coastal Classic with 12 cars, almost 600 hundred passengers, of happy travelers are about to cross Bird Creek en route back to Anchorage culminat... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bird Creek, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4009
Train ID: 210W
Photo Date: July 08, 2016


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Jul 11, 2016

Views: 1,654
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Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 511561

The engineer on a southbound coal train leans out and gives a big wave as he makes his way to Seward.

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bird Creek, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4014
Train ID: ARR 181S
Photo Date: August 30, 2014


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By: Steven Mckay

Added: Dec 23, 2014

Views: 1,639
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 482712

A special preseason run of the Glacier Discovery crosses Bird Creek on its southbound trek to Whittier.

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Bird Creek, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 3007
Train ID: Glacier Discovery
Photo Date: May 17, 2014


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By: Chris Paulhamus

Added: May 24, 2014

Views: 1,595
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 429759

Who doesn't like a 6-pack? Six SD70MACs roll north through Bird Creek with an impressive display of 24,300 horsepower although only the first three units were actually on line. Five of these MAC... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bird Creek, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4012
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 20, 2013


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By: Chris Paulhamus

Added: Mar 26, 2013

Views: 2,984
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Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 429694

As if chasing a Whittier-bound freight all the way south wasn't enough, there was a coal empty waiting at Portage to chase all the way back north! Often times it can be feast or famine 'fanning t... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bird Creek, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4012
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 20, 2013


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By: Chris Paulhamus

Added: Mar 25, 2013

Views: 1,595
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Photo ID: 404562

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)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Bird Creek, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 3009
Train ID: Glacier Discovery
Photo Date: July 26, 2012


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By: Chris Paulhamus

Added: Jul 27, 2012

Views: 2,535
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 389129

Trains along Turnagain Arm between Portage and Anchorage often are in close proximity to the road and views like this are possible in many locations in the 50 miles bewteen the two locations.

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bird Creek, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4325
Train ID: 110N
Photo Date: February 07, 2012


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Feb 09, 2012

Views: 1,666
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Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 378272

An Alaska Railroad container train bound for the barge in Whittier and from there on to Seattle winds its way around the shores of Turnagain Arm at Bird Creek. The W post is a warning sign for the... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Bird Creek, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 3001
Train ID: 120 S
Photo Date: July 05, 2011


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Oct 16, 2011

Views: 2,537
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Photo ID: 348304

Big Time Coal! 10 units - count 'em - curl north with 113 empty coal hoppera about to cross Bird Creek Bridge on the Alaska Division Mainline. Adjacent traffic on the Seward Highway... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bird Creek, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4016
Train ID: ARR 183N
Photo Date: December 12, 2010


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By: Dave Blaze...

Added: Dec 12, 2010

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Photo ID: 338513

Stretched along the shore line of Turnagain Arm at low tide. I had hoped for a longer train but you take what you get in Alaska.

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Bird Creek, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 3014
Train ID: ARR 120N
Photo Date: September 02, 2010


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Sep 21, 2010

Views: 2,875
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13
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