Those of you who are long time followers of RP.net may recall this photo and the story that accompanied it from 5 years ago. Click h... (more)
Fall has arrived in South Central Alaska. A rather rare leader leads the 120N near Bird Point. The GP38-2s are usually yard power and to see and better yet hear one out on the mainline is quite a ... (more)
A respectable mile long train of single stacked containers is nearing the end of its journey from Whittier to Anchorage. It's seen here on the mainline passing an SD70MAC on the adjacent Coastal ... (more)
"The Alaska Railroad"
A small Davenport 0-4-0 steam locomotive is displayed out in front of the Alaska Railroad's Anchorage Depot in honor of the completion of the rail... (more)
"Turning the Fair Train"
An Alaska Railroad relay crew turns and forwards the "State Fair Train" from Anchorage Yard to the Anchorage Depot. In just a short t... (more)
The Alaska Railroad's "Glacier Discovery" train exits the Portage Tunnel on the way back to Portage and Anchorage after a beautiful day on... (more)
"Snow River Bridge"
The Alaska Railroad's southbound "Airport Train" chartered by Norwegian Cruise Lines crosses the Snow River Bridge as the train closes in ... (more)
"Going to the Fair"
A mid-day fair train has just arrived at the Palmer fairgrounds with a fresh batch of passengers from Anchorage.
A pair of sequentially numbered SD70MACs drag a heavy northbound freight fresh from the Whittier barge over the Twenty Mile River.
"Twenty Mile River Bridge"
The engineer extends a friendly wave out the window of the 3015 as he takes his train across the Twenty Mile River at Portage, AK. His train ... (more)
The southbound HEX arrives in Anchorage as they pass below the signals at CP-1147 with a solid train of McKinley Explorer charter cars in tow. The Jersey ba... (more)
"The Portage Meet"
A fairly common move at Portage on days when afternoon southbound Whittier freights run is for the 120S or the 125S to meet the "Glacier Discove... (more)
"Mountains of Portage"
While waiting on the Whittier-bound 120S to pass through the wye at Portage we had some time to kill while waiting on a delayed "Glacier Dis... (more)
An interesting detail in the paint scheme on the Alaska Railroad's SD70MACs is the inclusion of the state flag with the Big Dipper and Polaris on the long hood... (more)
Tucked away in the quiet neighborhood of Bear Creek is the last Alaska Railroad FP7 remaining in the 49th state. It's also holds the title of the last FP7 to ... (more)