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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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.
There are no regularly scheduled passenger trains south of Anchorage on the ARR during the winter months. However the occasional charter does offer a chance to reprise some summer scenes in vastl... (more)