When I saw the call time of tonight's Seward Freight I thought I might get lucky and have the trains arrival at Potter along Cook Inlet might coincide the sunset. It was pretty close as ARR 4010 r... (more)
I haven't shot much on the ARR lately, but it was a Friday holiday and a southbound was leaving Anchorage for Whittier in perfect light. Most importantly, my dear friend Frank Keller was out with... (more)
Although the winters are long and often difficult from both a weather and a train perspective there are benefits. One such benefit is that you do not have to drag yourself out of bed at an early h... (more)
The sun has been set for almost a hour but a the orange glow from the sunset still lights up the sky. The Coastal Classic running a little late try's to make up speed as they highball northbound t... (more)
It is almost 11PM and the sun is low on the horizon but will not set for another 35 minutes on this beautiful night. The low light really adds a nice dimension and a golden glow to the shot and th... (more)
After traveling along the shores of Turnagain Arm for the last 30 miles or so the tracks turn inland for a bit and then will follow Cook inlet for a bit before finally coming to the yard in Anchor... (more)
The rail grinder having started at Indian earlier in the day is finished for the night and has stopped to take on water at Potter Creek using good ole gravity to get the job done.
The daily Coastal Classic is on its return leg to Anchorage after spending the day in Seward. The shores of the Turnagain Arm, the railroad tracks, and the Seward Highway are in close proximity l... (more)
Coal empties snake north hugging the slim patch of land between the Seward Highway and the icy waters of the Turnagain Arm.
Southbound ARMS traffic, headed up by a couple of the Alaska Railroad's beautiful SD70MACs, makes good time along the Turnagain Arm, headed for the port city of Whittier. Just a few short hours la... (more)
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Almost at the end of the days journey, Engineer Carey has Alaska Railroad's Glacier Discovery well under control as they roll along the Fireweed at Potter and in just a few minutes will have an on... (more)
Alaska Railfanning. The Glacier Discovery works its way northbound along the scenic Turnagain Arm.
Export coal snakes south along the Turnagain Arm late in the day just as the sun is hitting the horizon.
The Alaska Railroad Coastal Classic heads southbound past the bird spotter's paradise of Potter's Marsh on a beautiful Alaska morning.