The south freight is a couple of miles out of Wasilla on a beautiful morning. During this time frame 2008 the Alaska Railroad ran two freights each direction 4 days a week and one in each directio... (more)
The Coastal Classic returns from Seward on a beautiful evening. With the GP40-2 in the lead it looks a bit odd.
Alaska RR Fairbanks Anchorage at the time unnamed passenger train near Birchwood.
Alaska RR northbound empty coal train with freight on head end picked up both in Seward and Portage along the Turnagain Arm near Rainbow
The Alaska Railroad runs gravel trains for two different customers. Each is 86 hoppers in length. However this train for Quality Asphalt Products, shortened to QAP on the RR, runs in DP mode 1+1. ... (more)
With all the rage of heritage units I thought I would dig this shot out of what the Alaska Railroad has for heritage units. Currently they have three left in this as delivered paint scheme. I hope... (more)
Two GP40-2s hustle 14 loads of much needed fuel to Seward. When possible the Alaska Railroad will make a special run to accommodate shippers in need of a delivery. In the background is an unusual ... (more)
Conductor Davis lines the switch back to the normal position for the north leg of the wye at Matanuska Junction while Engineer Siegmann looks on. In the distance the coal train takes the siding to... (more)
Fresh from the paint booth, ARR 3012 sits in front of the diesel shop in the yard in Anchorage. 3012 is the first unit to be painted locally in quite some time, and, sadly, she was the last GP40 ... (more)
After meeting the Southbound Denali Star the fair train has a green signal to exit Eklutna Siding and continue to Palmer. Unfortunately the Alaska Railroad no longer operates the RDCs in revenue s... (more)
The daily Holland Express (HEX) train runs south on its way to Anchorage, seen here from the Old Glenn Highway overpass.
ARR 4013 leads a coal empty north through Matanuska JCT early in the Spring of 2014.
In August is the Alaska State Fair and the Alaska Railroad usually runs passenger trains from Anchorage to Palmer to accommodate fair goers. In anticipation of this years fair here is the Alaska R... (more)
Westbound gravel load Birchwood
An Alaska Railroad cruise ship train is ready to depart the dock at Seward. In the background is Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas. A Princess ship is also visible behind the train.