The southbound Denali Star keeps to a cautious 15 MPH while navigating the winding ledge of Healy canyon, high above the Nenana River. The railroad follows the Nenana for over 80 miles from Windy ... (more)
In a high mountain valley nearing the highest point on the ARR (Summit ele 2363 ft), our northbound Denali Star meets the southbound counterpart with an SD70MAC and 8 cars.
A pair of matching Geeps idle just east of the Fairbanks shop building as we roll out of town at 0820 on the southbound Denali Star bound for Anchorage some 355 miles south. In the foreground we a... (more)
Meets between passenger trains are common on the ARR. Here we watch on a cloudy morning from the upper deck of a Goldstar car on the southbound Coastal Classic as a northbound extra passes buy. Th... (more)
There aren't too many places where you can find a gritty industrial yard with snow capped peaks for a backdrop. On this beautiful Sunday morning, 2 Geeps were working the Anchorage yard. Here 2001... (more)
The ARR isn't all gleaming passenger trains, here a Geep goes about switching a flatcar loaded with axle sets passing an old warehouse complex.
Freshly-painted ARR 3012 chills at the diesel shop in the ARR Anchorage Yard with a couple of MAC stablemates.
The sharp looking 3012 departs Anchorage with the state fair train as it crosses ships creek.
The freshly repainted 3012 leads the fair train down the Palmer branch for the State fair a few mile ahead.
2005 one of the Billboard GP38-2's, 2006 a newer painted GP38-2 and 4322 lay over outside the shops in Fairbanks with a light rain falling.
The hostlers have taken over for the road crew on the 130N, they have just yarded the train and now take the pair of MAC's to be turned as the Denali Star is almost ready to depart for Anchorage.
The Glacier Discovery heads for home as it parallels the Seward Highway south of Girdwood in the sweet evening light.
On a cool late summer night the 4013 under goes some work inside the large ARR shops in Anchorage.
3003 and 2003 make up a nice looking work train at the north end of the yard, waiting out a nice evening and holiday weekend.
The fair train runs down the Palmer Branch from Palmer as it heads back to Anchorage with a train full of passengers. This was the first year that the railroad has added domes to this train.