After a challenging 40 minute hike through bear infested woods that left us soaked from head to toe and exhausted, and a quick refresh course on Lumberjack 101 thanks to Blaze, we were rewarded wi... (more)
Over 7000 feet of manifest destined for Whittier and a barge for the lower 48 rolls along the Turnagain Arm a midst beautiful Fall colors on a gloomy Fall morning. Three of Alaska Railroad's beaut... (more)
A pair of MACs spend some time together in the heavy repair shop in the Anchorage shops.
The State Fair train crosses the Matanuska River as it returns to Palmer on a deadhead move.
Alaska Railroad runs a train from Anchorage to the state fair in Palmer on fair weekends.Here the fair train waits at Palmer for the trip back Anchorage.
An old Alaska Railroad logo fights through the heavy rust on the side of an old coal hopper.
Crossing the beautiful salmon-filled Placer Creek, Alaska Railroad's Glacier Discover is dwarfed by the majestic scenery of the Bear Valley.
The last State Fair train crosses the Matanuska River on its way to Palmer to take another load of fair goers back down to Anchorage.
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.