On a remarkably warn and sunny end to August, a pair of SD70MACs have nearly 8,000 feet of train trailing on the drawbars as they wind their way along the Turnagain Arm.
The conductor on the 120N is enjoying a warm late August day with the window wide open as this pair of SD70MACs have nearly 10,000 tons of mixed freight and containers from the Lower 48 in tow ove... (more)
Nearly 8,000 feet of mixed freight and containers from the Lower 48 snake their way along the Turnagain Arm about 20 miles from the trains destination in Anchorage.
The tail end of train 120N is still stretched out in the joint use Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel as the head end passes over Placer Creek on the journey back to Anchorage.
"Snaking Along the Arm"
A pair of MACs pull a long Anchorage-bound freight fresh from the Port of Whittier along the silty shores of the Turnagain Arm.
A pair of sequentially numbered SD70MACs drag a heavy northbound freight fresh from the Whittier barge over the Twenty Mile River.
"The Serpent of the Turnagain Arm"
A two-headed serpent nearly 8,000ft in length and weighing nearly 10,000 tons slithers its way along the east shore of the Turnagain ... (more)
I have long thought about getting a good photo at this location. Over the years I have had more than a few chances and captured a few decent photos but I always felt there was a better shot. It is... (more)
Shortly after exiting the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel the Anchorage-bound 120N crosses the Placer Creek before entering the Portage Tunnel with a pair ... (more)
"The Girdwood Curve"
The northbound Whittier freight to Anchorage rounds the wide sweeping curve north of the Girdwood station with a pair of sequentially numbered MACs... (more)
Portal to Portal
A 7200 ft long train of mixed manifest and containers off the barge in Whittier is on the move to Anchorage behind consecutively numbered MACs. The heavy train ... (more)
The prime movers of two SD70MAC's have been shut down after a successful load test, and blue flags removed, as the Alaska Railroads' Anchorage Shops return to peacefulness.
One of Alaska Railroad's 4000 series SD70MACs sits over the pit in the heavy repair shop. Notice the over-sized snow plow for dealing with those Alaskan winter... (more)
A pair of MACs spend some time together in the heavy repair shop in the Anchorage shops.
A pair of door panels rest in the inspection pits of the Heavy Repair shop at Anchorage. The doors belong to the 4327 which is currently undergoing a prime mover swa... (more)