Heading for the Hills
The Alaska Railroad dispatched a "snow fleet" work extra consisting of two GP40-2s pushing Harsco/Jordan Spreader 9 south to Portage to begin open... (more)
Golden hour light bathes the scene as the Coastal Classic rolls north alongside the Seward Highway and Turnagain Arm, slowly clicking off the miles to Anchorage.
The Glacier Discovery shoves back through what has to be one of the largest control points in North America after making its station stop at Portage in order to clear the main for a southbound fre... (more)
A quiet late August afternoon along Turnagain Arm is briefly interrupted as 120S heads south with barge traffic for Whittier and the Lower 48.
The conductor on the 120N is enjoying a warm late August day with the window wide open as this pair of SD70MACs have nearly 10,000 tons of mixed freight and containers from the Lower 48 in tow ove... (more)
Three of Alaska Railroad's finest lead train 125S into the junction at Portage where the Whittier branch leaves the Seward main.
A lengthy 120S starts onto the Whittier Branch and begin the 12 mile trek to Whittier and a date with the ARMs barge to Seattle. In the background is 20 Mile Valley including 20 Mile Glacier. In t... (more)
The Alaska Railroad's "Glacier Discovery" train exits the Portage Tunnel on the way back to Portage and Anchorage after a beautiful day on... (more)
A pair of sequentially numbered SD70MACs drag a heavy northbound freight fresh from the Whittier barge over the Twenty Mile River.
"Twenty Mile River Bridge"
The engineer extends a friendly wave out the window of the 3015 as he takes his train across the Twenty Mile River at Portage, AK. His train ... (more)
"The Portage Meet"
A fairly common move at Portage on days when afternoon southbound Whittier freights run is for the 120S or the 125S to meet the "Glacier Discove... (more)
"Mountains of Portage"
While waiting on the Whittier-bound 120S to pass through the wye at Portage we had some time to kill while waiting on a delayed "Glacier Dis... (more)
Shortly after exiting the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel the Anchorage-bound 120N crosses the Placer Creek before entering the Portage Tunnel with a pair ... (more)
Somewhere under the rainbow you'll find some Alaska Railroad heritage. The 3001 is one of three GP40-2s remaining in their as-delivered scheme and is seen here ... (more)
"The Coastal Classic"
The northbound "Coastal Classic" is bathed in perfect golden hour light at Portage as the train begins its run along the Turnagain Arm b... (more)