A pair of matching Geeps idle just east of the Fairbanks shop building as we roll out of town at 0820 on the southbound Denali Star bound for Anchorage some 355 miles south. In the foreground we a... (more)
After working the yard for several hours, ARR 2003 takes a break and basks in the morning sunlight which belies the brisk -16°F ambient temperature. This unit was built for Penn Central in 1969 a... (more)
The ARR's Whittier yard job is doing some switching in this picturesque port city, totally dwarfed by the Carnival Spirit which is moored in port in the background.
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)
It is one day shy of a full moon on a spectacular clear and cold night in the last frontier. A mixed consist of a GP38-2 a GP40-2 and an SD70MAC sit on the head end of a southbound mixed freight ... (more)
A yard crew drills flats at the north end of the Anchorage yard on a cool crisp Friday afternoon. The head end has nosed out on to controlled track on the Elmendorf Siding just north of control p... (more)
An ARR yard crew goes about their duties pulling one loaded gondola that will be sailing south in just a few days for a date with the Union Pacific in Seattle. This is as close to street running ... (more)
While there is no snow in Anchorage yet, the snow line is creeping very low on the neighboring Chugach Mountains seen just to the east of downtown. However, today it is beautiful as an ARR yard c... (more)
Hot Garbage! This tiny little train is the hottest thing on the railroad this day. The coastal community of Whittier (60 miles south of Anchorage) had been cut off from the outside world ... (more)
At the Alaska RR shops.