ARR 4325 with a five car Holland America HEX train, passes through the daylighted windy tunnel, in route to Denali National Park, to pick up passengers, to take to Anchorage, Alaska.
ARR 4318 leads Princess Cruise Lines DEX train, bound for Whittier, Alaska, for a meet with a cruise ship.
The Usabeli Coal Train, crosses the Tanana River, on the 700-foot Mears Memorial Bridge. When it was built in 1923, it was the second longest single-span steel railroad bridge in the country. Pres... (more)
Little Train - Great Land!
A pair of SD70MACs lead the short little northbound Saturday Winter Aurora passenger train out of the end of the road village of Talkeetna and into the w... (more)
A condensed, Denali Star Train, passes through Hurricane, Alaska. The shortened train, and the dead fireweed, signal that winter is near for the state. I would be leaving the Last Frontier, only f... (more)
Alaska Railroad's, Denali Star Train, departing northbound, from Denali National Park on a fine spring day.
The southbound HEX arrives in Anchorage as they pass below the signals at CP-1147 with a solid train of McKinley Explorer charter cars in tow. The Jersey ba... (more)
An interesting detail in the paint scheme on the Alaska Railroad's SD70MACs is the inclusion of the state flag with the Big Dipper and Polaris on the long hood... (more)
Fall is short in the last frontier and the opportunity to shoot trains in brilliant colors is limited to a week or maybe two at best. With passenger service cut back from daily in each direction ... (more)
"The Curve at Grandview"
Since the dawn of railroading in North America one of the biggest challenges faced has been grades. Even with the modern high-horsepower and high... (more)
One of the first sun holes of the day is perfectly timed with the southbound Denali Star as it slows to meet the northbound at Broad Pass. This area is being reworked to have a over pass put in ov... (more)
Fall colors are starting to really show in Denali with nice shades of yellows, in just a short time the colors will be at a full yellow peaking here.
Running right on time the Denali Star cruises south through north Eklutna, and will arrive into Anchorage in about 45 minutes.
ARR 4318 stretches out with the Coastal Classic over Twentymile River as a hooligan dipnetter and a fellow railfan look on.
The Coastal Classic is a little more than an hour into its daily southbound trip to Seward on a beautiful spring morning, seen here passing Bird Point.