4014 leads a export coal train past the companies office in Anchorage across from the depot.
Fall colors are starting to really show in Denali with nice shades of yellows, in just a short time the colors will be at a full yellow peaking here.
After a day of almost nothing but clouds, they have cleared and left me with a very nice and sunny evening to chase trains. Here the fair train rolls down the Palmer branch as it pulls up to Matan... (more)
4008 is the DPU on today's QAP train as they unload at the stone yard off of C street. It will lead the trip back north to Kashwitna.
3012 has the fair train on the drawbars as it cruises north to Palmer just a few miles ahead with a train full of people from Anchorage going to the State Fair.
The Coastal Classic is northbound towards Anchorage with it's engineer on his final trip before retiring, with that being know I met up with Frank Keller and Dave Blaze.. to chase this train from ... (more)
Running several hours late the and passengers being bussed to Anchorage the HEX shoves towards the coach yard and shops just as the sun ducks below the thick rain clouds.
Running right on time the Denali Star cruises south through north Eklutna, and will arrive into Anchorage in about 45 minutes.
The MEX hugs the rocks closely as it makes it's way south out of Girdwood.
3015 leads the MEX south past Gorilla rock as it heads for Whittier and eventually Seward.
6 Mac's have a 70 car train of export coal up to track speed along the Turnagain arm bound for the port of Seward a few hours away.
A pair of GP40-2's sit outside the shops including 3006, which is one of just 3 Black and Gold GP40's left on the railroad.
4014 screams through Portage bound for Seward, this is the last place to shoot the train until it gets to Moose point as the train will get deep into the mountains and glaciers.
The 4014 leads a loaded export train towards Seward.
There can't be too many places on earth where you can see glaciers from the comfort of your passenger car. The passengers on this southbound Coastal Classic scramble to get their photos of the Bar... (more)