While I didn't get full sun the sun did illuminate enough of the scene to get a workable image. The southbound coal train back on its normal schedule skirts the shoreline of Turnagain Arm on a blu... (more)
This southbound left Anchorage about 4:30 PM and an empty coal train was on duty at Seward at 3:15 PM so I had hopes that they might meet somewhere in en-route however that was not to be as this W... (more)
While out for a drive on a beautiful summer night I was looking for a spot to catch the Coastal Classic on its northward journey from Seward. While the sunsets almost at 11pm the Chugach Mountains... (more)
While the Alaska Railroad doesn't run a lot of freight on the south end you can generally count on 2-3 coal trains a week between Anchorage and Seward. Today's shot shows a northbound snaking alon... (more)
Nothing but blue skies on this summer day in Alaska. A southbound coal load is see skirting the bog at Portage en-route to Seward where they will unload and return to Anchorage later in the evenin... (more)
The second Whittier bound freight of the day passes MP 85 on a picture perfect summer day. Not only was the weather great there was plenty of train action, which isn't always the case on the Alask... (more)
Today was a perfect day for photos, not only was it a cruise Wednesday, which means additional passenger trains to support the cruise ships, but there was also two freights on the SB line up, a Wh... (more)
The nightly freight is northbound for Fairbanks with a large block of container/TOFC traffic. 102 trailers and an unknown amount of containers makes for a lengthy freight seen here crossing the Ma... (more)
The Coastal Classic rounds the curve at Beluga just minutes before the setting sun dips behind the mountain enveloping this area in deep shadows. This shot was taken a few minutes before 10 PM on ... (more)
Alaska is having the summer the locals dream about. So far this summer we have had more temps above 70 degrees then the three previous summers combined. July and August are normally the rainiest m... (more)
What another sunny day in July, impossible you say, apparently not this summer. An 8000' train off the barge at Whittier is northbound at Beluga on a non-rainy July afternoon.
Sunny days are rare during the rainy season in Alaska, so when one comes along and you get a non-passenger train it is wise to take advantage of the opportunity. A coal train is at MP 99 en-route ... (more)
Sunny days are rare during the rainy season in Alaska, so when one comes along and you get a non-passenger train it is wise to take advantage of the opportunity. A coal empty is at Rainbow
An empty NB coal train travers the curves along the shores of Turnagain Arm en-route to Anchorage where they will change crews and continue north to Healy for another load.
The San Luis & Rio Grande run a steam special over La Veta Pass. The weather was excellent and the SLRG really put on a show.