The Glacier Discovery passes by Bird Point after meeting a northbound cruise train at Indian. The SD70MAC on the point was a treat as the train usually runs with a Geep at both ends.
"Spirit of North Pole"
All of Alaska Railroad's 4000-series SD70MACs are named after locations along the historic route. While they did no arrive with names upon delivery... (more)
Looking south off the observation deck of the Aurora as the landscape zips by. We are doing about 60mph on some of the smoothest stickrail I've ever ridd... (more)
"The Star at Hurricane Gulch"
Under unpredictable skies the southbound Denali Star crosses over the impressive Hurricane Gulch Viaduct. The trains speed has been reduced to a crawl... (more)
The Alaska Railroad logo as seen on the nose of a GP40-2.
The Interior of one of Alaska's finest passenger cars. Fellow RailPictures contributor Steven Welch hams it up for the photo.
One of Alaska's three remaining black GP40-2s has the honors of hauling the FRAs geometry inspection car DOTX 219 to Anchorage. The unique piece of equipment was ... (more)
"General Purpose Power"
A trio of GP40-2s lead a 7,000' southbound Whittier freight around the curve at Bird Point with one of Alaska's three remaining black geeps.
"Take the Train to the Fair"
During my visit to Alaska it was that time of year for the State Fair at Palmer. The fairgrounds are located right next to the end of the lin... (more)
With a week of unpredictable weather and heavy cloud cover it was nice to finally get a break in the sky to see some sunlight illuminate those colorful SD70M... (more)
"The Curve at Grandview"
Since the dawn of railroading in North America one of the biggest challenges faced has been grades. Even with the modern high-horsepower and high... (more)
"The Hurricane Turn"
It's a rainy day in a remote reach of the Alaskan wilderness as a lone GP40 leads a small northbound train over the Hurricane Gulch Viaduct. The trai... (more)
A pair of door panels rest in the inspection pits of the Heavy Repair shop at Anchorage. The doors belong to the 4327 which is currently undergoing a prime mover swa... (more)
The Alaska Railroad herald on the rear of the Aurora keeps watch over the tracks as they pass by below.
"Riding in Style"
The sun is fighting to be seen behind morning clouds as the southbound "Coastal Classic" makes its way along the west side of the city bound for Seward, AK. The b... (more)