STEAMWORKS! - Well, that's what an enthusiastic young friend of mine (and obvious Thomas addict) would call this, but no it's actually the backshop of the Alaska Railroad. Here heavy repai... (more)
A quartet of MACs on the head end along with 3 more on the rear leads an export coal train out of the yard in downtown Anchorage for a trip down the Turnagain Arm bound for Seward.
It was a splendid cold Sunday with bluebird skies and crisp white snow abounding. An empty intermodal (bare table) train was called for a date with the Northland Services barge at the ARR's south... (more)
An Alaska Railroad freight bound for Seward departs Anchorage under sunny skies and the sun would remain out, for the most part, for the entire duration of the trip to Seward. In the back ground i... (more)
An Alaska Railroad yard job switches out cars at the company warehouse which is located just outside the main ARR yard in Anchorage amidst some very interesting trackwork. The building in the cent... (more)
End of the Line - What we have here is a rather unique and fascinating operation. Flint Hills Resources operates a large refinery in North Pole, Alaska and they lease a fleet of nearly 450... (more)
After a fun chase from Whittier (two-thirds of which was in the rain - but who cares!) we grab our final shot of the morning. Looking down from the Old Seward Hwy overpass the full length of the ... (more)
Alaska Railroad SD70MAC 4001 and others take refuge from a cold Alaska night in the diesel shop at Anchorage undergoing some routine maintenance.
Time to Show Off! - Every spring the ARR hosts a lavish open house in both Anchorage and Fairbanks to show off the railroad. This year Anchorage's featured equipment displays both freight ... (more)
Big Engine - Little People! - Ok, before everyone freaks out about this shot this is basically the one time a year this is acceptable. Every spring the ARR hosts a lavish open house in bot... (more)
ARR 3015 is seen here at the Anchorage depot basking in the sun on a warm sunny spring day in Alaska awaiting its next run into the last frontier.
Top Cover and Global Engagement - The ARR has a long history intertwined with the US military dating back from its earliest days when US Army engineers under the leadership of Lt. Fredrick ... (more)
Cats and Geeps - One of the ARR Maintenance of Way department's big excavators sits on a flat car up against the end ramp in Anchorage. Anchorage TOFC employees will unlash and unload the ... (more)