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Photo ID: 606188

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)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Bird Point, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 3008
Train ID: 590W
Photo Date: February 08, 2017


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Feb 09, 2017

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Views: 11,192
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Favorited: 129

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Photo ID: 589811

Fall has arrived in South Central Alaska. A rather rare leader leads the 120N near Bird Point. The GP38-2s are usually yard power and to see and better yet hear one out on the mainline is quite a ... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Bird Point, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 2007
Train ID: 120N
Photo Date: September 09, 2016


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Sep 20, 2016

Views: 1,383
Comments: 2

Favorited: 28

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Photo ID: 547874

With the forecast for the week showing sour weather, rain, clouds, and cold, a few moments of sunshine was a blessing as Alaska Railroad's Glacier Discovery trots South along the Turnagain ... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bird Point, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4322
Train ID: ARR 225W
Photo Date: September 07, 2015


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Sep 25, 2015

Views: 1,850
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Photo ID: 546858

The Glacier Discovery passes by Bird Point after meeting a northbound cruise train at Indian. The SD70MAC on the point was a treat as the train usually runs with a Geep at both ends.

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bird Point, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4322
Train ID: 225W
Photo Date: September 07, 2015


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By: Austin S....

Added: Sep 16, 2015

Views: 1,504
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 543992

In another view from the Bird Point area we see another coal train approximately a week later. The down turn in coal will really have an impact on the Alaska RR, as if we needed another, as these ... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bird Point, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4013
Train ID: 181S
Photo Date: August 20, 2015


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Aug 26, 2015

Views: 1,309
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Photo ID: 543975

I have been doing some hiking around the Bird Point area recently and was rewarded with this shot of the south coal train headed for Seward on a beautiful August afternoon

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bird Point, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4001
Train ID: 181S
Photo Date: August 12, 2015


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Aug 26, 2015

Views: 1,715
Comments: 1

Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 536608

Bird point's spot always made me dream when I saw pictures here. I realized this dream in coming here two weeks ago. One day I had a beautiful blue sky and an other day, this fantastic light thro... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bird Point, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 4322
Photo Date: June 19, 2015


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By: Remi DAUGERON

Added: Jun 29, 2015

Views: 2,002
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 487204

So far this summer the Anchorage area is off to a wet start with plenty of rain and more in the forecast. So, in searching the archives I found this shot of a southbound coal train at Bird Point o... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bird Point, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4012
Train ID: 181S
Photo Date: March 12, 2013


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Jun 27, 2014

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Views: 16,454
Comments: 3

Favorited: 89

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Photo ID: 482247

The Coastal Classic is a little more than an hour into its daily southbound trip to Seward on a beautiful spring morning, seen here passing Bird Point.

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bird Point, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4318
Train ID: Coastal Classic
Photo Date: May 17, 2014


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By: Chris Paulhamus

Added: May 20, 2014

Views: 1,859
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Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 464107

Ever wonder why you don't see many photos of the Alaska Railroad in the winter time? Well, for one, the tourists are gone which means less cameras by the tracks to catch any action. Another reas... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Bird Point, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 3008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 26, 2013


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By: Chris Paulhamus

Added: Dec 29, 2013

Views: 3,095
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Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 445409

While out for a drive on a beautiful summer night I was looking for a spot to catch the Coastal Classic on its northward journey from Seward. While the sunsets almost at 11pm the Chugach Mountains... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bird Point, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4322
Train ID: Coastal Classic
Photo Date: July 30, 2013


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Jul 31, 2013

Views: 1,468
Comments: 1

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 442017

The Coastal Classic comes through Bird Point with ARR 4325 leading the charge while a lone passenger takes in the scenery from the observation deck on the rear of the second Ultradome car. Learn ... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bird Point, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 4325
Train ID: Coastal Classic
Photo Date: June 22, 2013


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By: Chris Paulhamus

Added: Jul 03, 2013

Views: 1,578
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 438797

ARR 3010 leads a "pre-season" Glacier Discovery south through the postcard-esque Bird Point. The Glacier Discovery starts daily operations for the summer season on 1 June, but the ARR ran four Gl... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Bird Point, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 3010
Train ID: Glacier Discovery
Photo Date: May 25, 2013


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By: Chris Paulhamus

Added: Jun 04, 2013

Views: 2,107
Comments: 1

Favorited: 20

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Photo ID: 338085

ARR 3014 leads a Seward bound freight train about to pass under the Seward Highway at Bird Point, Alaska.

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Bird Point, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 3014
Train ID: ARR 110W
Photo Date: August, 2010


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By: Chris Starnes

Added: Sep 16, 2010

Views: 3,767
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 315744

A rare (for the ARR) northbound Whittier to Anchorage high-wide special winds its way along the Turnagain Arm in a scene that could very easily be mistaken for June instead of February due to sout... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Bird Point, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 2002
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 23, 2010


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By: Chris Kilroy

Added: Feb 28, 2010

Views: 4,724
Comments: 2

Favorited: 17

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