"Notching Out of Town"
A trio of GP40-2s lead by one of three geeps wearing its as-delivered paint stretches the 120S through South Anchorage on the way to the Port of Whittier. ... (more)
"Retirement Job in Alaska"
If you set out looking for the retirement homes of Amtrak F40s two of them will take you to the 49th State. A pair of ex-Amtrak screamers (#244 and #26... (more)
"The State Fair at Palmer"
The real star from the 1985 action movie "Runaway Train" had an easy assignment during the week of my trip to Alaska of shuttling passengers to and fro... (more)
"Fairbanks Freight at Golden Hour"
Moments before the sun set below the distant horizon the ARR 130N freight for Fairbanks, Alaska storms across the Matanuska River... (more)
"Reflection of The Star"
The southbound "Denali Star" with a pair of sequentially numbered MACs passes through the marshy permafrost low-lands of Chugiak. Many thanks to David Bl... (more)
"Lower Trail Lake"
The southbound "Airport Train" to Seward crosses the Trail River bridge along the Seward Highway at Crown Point. Four peaks of the Chugach ... (more)
I have long thought about getting a good photo at this location. Over the years I have had more than a few chances and captured a few decent photos but I always felt there was a better shot. It is... (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)
"Snaking Through the Slide Zone"
One of three black geeps left on the Alaska Railroad leads the 120S through the S-Curve at Slide Zone 72 on the way to Whittier.
"A Friendly Meeting"
The conductor of a southbound passenger train at Gold Creek siding stands on the pilot as they meet us on the Denali Star.
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)
"The Girdwood Curve"
The northbound Whittier freight to Anchorage rounds the wide sweeping curve north of the Girdwood station with a pair of sequentially numbered MACs... (more)
On a splendid late summer afternoon the ARR's Seward based Grandview Cruise Train rolls south across the Snow River about 15 miles from its destination at the end of the ARR mainline in Seward. T... (more)
Portal to Portal
A 7200 ft long train of mixed manifest and containers off the barge in Whittier is on the move to Anchorage behind consecutively numbered MACs. The heavy train ... (more)