The northbound Anchorage to Fairbanks freight eases across the Matanuska River just a little under an hour into the 350 mile long trip into the interior of Alaska.
On a glorious day in Alaska, if only the rest of the summer could be like today, the Alaska RR's 5 day a week freight to Fairbanks crosses the Knik River. Roughly 30 miles and 50 minutes into thei... (more)
With a friendly wave from the engineer and with moments to spare before the sun falls below the horizon, the northbound Anchorage to Fairbanks freight glides across the Matanuska River.
The north freight, having departed Anchorage at 2010 the previous night, is crossing the Tanana River on the Mears Bridge at Nenana on a gloomy morning. It is not quite 0600 yet and this crew has ... (more)
In 2010 the Alaska Railroad was still running a freight north to Fairbanks 7 nights a week. The usual departure time was between 2000 and 2030 after the arrival on the southbound Denali Star. Duri... (more)
One week after my previous shot was another stellar day and again I headed out to try a shot of the north freight in a location I have been working on for some time. Still needs a little work but ... (more)
Freights north of Anchorage can be rather elusive with only 5 day service, late call times and often marginal weather during the summer when you have the best opportunity to actually see one. But ... (more)
The Alaska Railroad has more than a few large bridges. One of the more inaccessible ones is the one across the Eagle River located just a few miles north of Anchorage but deep within the confines ... (more)
Most of the year the Alaska Railroad freight that runs north to Fairbanks each evening does so under the cover of darkness. As the days grow longer in the Last Frontier shots of the freight as the... (more)
The nightly northbound freight can be captured during the long daylight hours of late spring and summer. Seen here at the Parks Highway overpass in Wasilla with the ever present Alaska Range in th... (more)
An Alaska northbound manifest crosses the Tanana River in the early morning hours. This is the last easily accessible photo spot on the Alaska Railroad for the last 50 miles into Fairbanks.