A quiet late August afternoon along Turnagain Arm is briefly interrupted as 120S heads south with barge traffic for Whittier and the Lower 48.
Nearly 9,000 feet of containers and mixed freight are heading to the Lower 48 via an Alaska Marine Lines barge as one of three locomotives left in the original black and yellow paint scheme leads ... (more)
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)
Nearly 8,000 feet of mixed freight and containers from the Lower 48 snake their way along the Turnagain Arm about 20 miles from the trains destination in Anchorage.
The tail end of train 120N is still stretched out in the joint use Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel as the head end passes over Placer Creek on the journey back to Anchorage.
With a friendly wave from the engineer and with moments to spare before the sun falls below the horizon, the northbound Anchorage to Fairbanks freight glides across the Matanuska River.
Three of Alaska Railroad's finest lead train 125S into the junction at Portage where the Whittier branch leaves the Seward main.
Alaska Railroad 3002 leads a barge train north along the shore of Cook Inlet. Alaska is big country and the scenery can really make the trains looks small. In the background are the Kenai Mountain... (more)
While out trying to take photos of Eagles catching their dinner I knew it wouldn't be too long until the northbound Coastal Classic made its way up Turnagain Arm towards Anchorage. Once I heard th... (more)
Alaska Railroad's ballast train is lead through Denali National Park, by GP40-2, 3003. One of only three locomotives left on the railroad, still in the black and gold, paint scheme.
A condensed, Denali Star Train, passes through Hurricane, Alaska. The shortened train, and the dead fireweed, signal that winter is near for the state. I would be leaving the Last Frontier, only f... (more)
The Alaska Railroad has no physical connection to the rest of the North American rail network. But that doesn't prevent them from having a robust interchange. The ... (more)
Alaska Railroad 4015 "The Spirit of North Pole" in the shop at Anchorage, for new shoes.
As summer wanes the nights finally begin to get dark and the brilliance of the northern sky can be seen. Knowing that Aurora were forecast on this Friday night I pa... (more)
The Alaska State fair is always summer's last big hurrah in the Last Frontier. To help accommodate the 300,000 visitors (equivalent to about half the state's total popu... (more)