The daily Coastal Classic is on its return leg to Anchorage after spending the day in Seward. The shores of the Turnagain Arm, the railroad tracks, and the Seward Highway are in close proximity l... (more)
The Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad's flagship train, throttles through Ft. Richardson on its way to its destination in downtown Anchorage.
After backing off the wye at Portage, ARR 4324 leads a Princess Cruises train north toward Anchorage. On Saturdays when the cruise trains are running, Portage seemingly generates trains out of th... (more)
The Coastal Classic pops into view as it nears Portage on its run north from Seward to Anchorage. The tracks diverged away from any road system some 33 miles ago in Moose Pass, and this is the fi... (more)
ARR 3015 is at the end of a long day that took it and cruise ship passengers from Seward, north to Denali, and then back south eventually ending up on the siding here at Portage. The Chugach Moun... (more)
The Alaska Railroad's one and only DMU leads the Glacier Discovery back towards Anchorage just north of Girdwood. ARR 751 was the last DMU built by Colorado Railcar before they went out of busine... (more)
ARR 3010 leads a "pre-season" Glacier Discovery south through the postcard-esque Bird Point. The Glacier Discovery starts daily operations for the summer season on 1 June, but the ARR ran four Gl... (more)
Crew change time and another round of tourists load up in downtown Anchorage for a run north to Denali. In addition to the usual named passenger trains that run on a daily basis during the summer... (more)
The northbound Denali Star with ARR 4327 runs the gauntlet leading under Vandenberg Dr. at MP 118.43 on Elmendorf AFB.
The southbound Denali Star slinks through Elmendorf AFB just moments from its final stop in Anchorage. Surprisingly for this time of year, the trees are still mostly barren despite this past wint... (more)
The northbound Denali Star rushes through Ft. Richardson behind ARR 4324. Typically, the Star runs with two MACs for power, but for some reason, this one was running with three.
Chartertrain in Anchorage: they unload the used laundry
Learn more at Alaska Railfanning! ARR 4319 leads the Coastal Classic northbound over the Twentymile ... (more)
A northbound coal train crosses beneath the only signal bridge of its kind on the Alaska Railroad just minutes from arrival in Anchorage.
An Alaska Railroad ballast train negotiates the south leg of the Wye at Portage, having just cleared the mainline for a southbound passenger train. Their chore for the day will be to spread ballas... (more)