It is the last day of the year in Anchorage, AK. The weather isn't too bad a balmy 14 degrees everything looks good for a railfan photographer, well in most cases anyway, except this is Alaska in ... (more)
Here's my obligatory end of 2016 photo.Daylight freights are hard to come by this time of year account the tracks between Anchorage and Whittier see an average of only two round trip freig... (more)
The sun has yet to clear the Chugach Mountains but by all accounts it looks to be a beautiful start to the day. The company work train is backing out of Brookman Siding at MP 82 on the Kenai Sub. ... (more)
The company work train is loading rock on the mainline at Bird Point. After completing their loading they will run up the hill to MP 59 and dump, then repeat. Spring has arrived in the Last Fronti... (more)
The Alaska Railroad logo as seen on the nose of a GP40-2.
ARR GP40-2 3012 is about to cross the Nenana River as they shove a car of ties to be unloaded in Suntrana for an upcoming tie renewal program later this summer. While not exactly what I had hoped ... (more)
Late on a winters day, 2:21PM, with less than an hour of useable sun 3012 leads three sisters with 7,000' feet of train headed for the barge in Whittier. And after a week on the water will arrive ... (more)
I haven't shot much on the ARR lately, but it was a Friday holiday and a southbound was leaving Anchorage for Whittier in perfect light. Most importantly, my dear friend Frank Keller was out with... (more)
I haven't shot much on the ARR lately, but it was a Friday holiday and a southbound was leaving Anchorage for Whittier in perfect light. And my dear friend Frank Keller was out with his family so... (more)
In what's decidedly a very non-winters view 3012, the newest painted unit on the roster, leads 3 sisters south as they enter 20 Mile Valley near Portage en-route to Whittier and a date with the AR... (more)
3012 has the fair train on the drawbars as it cruises north to Palmer just a few miles ahead with a train full of people from Anchorage going to the State Fair.
Freshly-painted ARR 3012 chills at the diesel shop in the ARR Anchorage Yard with a couple of MAC stablemates.
The sharp looking 3012 departs Anchorage with the state fair train as it crosses ships creek.
The freshly repainted 3012 leads the fair train down the Palmer branch for the State fair a few mile ahead.
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)