A southbound coal load is tucked away in the siding at Broad Pass, while on the mainline the Denali Explorer, a train for cruise passengers passes on the mainline. In the distance you can see the ... (more)
The class unit of Alaska Railroad's SD70MACs steps it out as it heads northbound through Wasilla after meeting the southbound Aurora Winter Train just south of town.
In Alaska if you can combine a good weather day with train activity during the daylight hours you are doing good. Such was the case on Tuesday when not one but three trains traversed the Seward su... (more)
Alaska Railroad SD70MAC 4001 and others take refuge from a cold Alaska night in the diesel shop at Anchorage undergoing some routine maintenance.
Alaska DPU 4001 trails train 183S the loaded export coal train headed for Seward to unload. See here near the former Moody Tunnel.
A northbound freight extra from Whittier snakes its way northward toward Anchorage along the mud flats of the Turnagain Arm while the postcard-worthy beauty of the Alaskan wilderness frames the sc... (more)
Continuously welded rail is a rarity on the Alaska Railroad, but this stretch of track between Potter and Girdwood has recently been rebuilt, allowing the railroad to put ribbon rail and a class 1... (more)
With 82 loads of northbound freight in tow, The Spirit of Alaska has just traversed the 2.5 mile Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel from Whittier and crosses the scenic Placer Creek trestle. Th... (more)
ARR 4001/4015 lead a northbound freight as it nears the C Street crossing in south Anchorage. C... (more)
Just a few minutes after joining the ARR mainline at Portage [from the Whittier Branch] ARR 4001 leads its northbound freight along the Seward Highway.
Northbound freight off of the port at Whittier behind a pair of SD70MACs crosses Placer Creek at Bear Valley as it begins the journey to Anchorage and points north.
A side by side comparison of Alaska Railroads two versions of SD70MACs
The Rainbow DTC block on the ARR's south end is definitely living up to its name this afternoon as a northbound extra freight movement skirts the Turnagain arm. In the distance, blowing san... (more)
Less than twelve hours after arriving at the Port of Whittier aboard the Anchorage Provider barge from Seattle 80+ cars of general and intermodal freight are heading north along the Turnaga... (more)
The flagship of the Alaska Railroad's SD70MAC fleet, The Spirit of Alaska, leads a northbound Whittier to Anchorage extra freight over Twenty Mile River beneath threatening skies. With 8,30... (more)