As their last move of the day, the 459 job pulls empty coal cars from UAF to take back to the yard. The sky still has a nice blue tint even though the sun has been set for over two hours.
2007 switches coal loads and empties at the east end of the yard in Fairbanks. Coal is still the main source of power in this part of Alaska with several power plants in the Fairbanks area.
Arctic Railroading - Well, not quite. Fairbanks is 125 miles south of the arctic circle, but with temperatures dipping routinely to 30 or 40 below zero you wouldn't know the difference! I... (more)
High Idle - It's 30 degrees below zero and dropping on a Tuesday afternoon in Alaska's second largest city. A lone yard unit sits outside the south door of roundhouse track 3 idling away i... (more)
Arctic Moonrise - It's 30 degrees below zero and dropping on a Tuesday afternoon in Alaska's second largest city. The 2001 and GP40-2 3011 have just returned from a two day journey from An... (more)
Not your every day shipment! A pair of Soviet tanks long stored in Alaska are secured and ready for shipment south to Seattle. Their destination beyond Seattle was unknown (that's as far ... (more)
It's one of the coldest days of the year so far. -25 when this shot was taken just before 3 PM and the temperature would dip to nearly 40 below zero during the night! Two geeps idle on the main ... (more)
Now THAT's what I call exhaust - even an Alco would be jealous! A pair of geeps sit on the "mainline" in front of the Fairbanks yard office humming away in high idle working hard just to ... (more)
It's 1:30 PM and the sun is already very low here in the Alaskan Interior during the first week of November. Winter comes early in Alaska and the days are short, but what little light it does off... (more)