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)
Back when the days were longer and the hillsides were more colorful I caught a mixed freight of UP/BNSF interchange and COFC coming north from a connection with the AML Barge in Whittier. The tra... (more)
"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 respectable mile long train of single stacked containers is nearing the end of its journey from Whittier to Anchorage. It's seen here on the mainline passing an SD70MAC on the adjacent Coastal ... (more)
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)
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)
Welcome Home! - The Alaska Railroad's last active steam locomotive, #557, has returned after a 46 1/2 year hiatus in the lower 48. #557 is a Baldwin Locomotive Works class S-160 2-8-0 Cons... (more)
Headin' Home - Two of the last three GP40-2s to wear their 1975 as delivered black and yellow paint lead a short 39 car - 3073 ft train north toward Anchorage. The train is at MP F5.7 and... (more)
A pair of Alaska RR GP40-2s lead an Anchorage-bound freight train around the north leg of the wye at Portage with the Chugach Mountains standing tall in the background. The dead trees in the foreg... (more)
A nice rock outcropping helps to frame the train.
It is hard to get a bad shot along this strecth of the Alaska Railroad.