The final few passengers take their time boarding the Denali Star at the depot in downtown Anchorage. This train would depart on time 17 minutes later.
The daily HEX departs Anchorage northbound over Ship Creek.
The Denali Star is 20 minutes from departure as it basks in the morning sunshine in downtown Anchorage.
The Denali Star makes an on-time departure as it departs the depot in Anchorage on its 12-hour journey north to Fairbanks.
ARR 4326 is hustling a late Denali Star south through Fort Richardson. A truly rare sight...a late-running Alaska Railroad train!
The Glacier Discovery returns home to Anchorage after another day spent bouncing around between Whittier, Portage, and Grandview.
16,300 horsepower throttle up as they head north with a long Anchorage-to-Fairbanks freight seen here between Elmendorf AFB and Fort Richardson.
The daily Glacier Discovery is dwarfed by the massively majestic scenery of Bear Valley as it exits Portage Tunnel and over Placer Creek.
The Glacier Discovery is seen here crossing Twentymile River near Portage with ARR 3007 leading the way.
The daily Glacier Discovery runs south at Beluga Point with a rather short train. This was a busy morning with 8 trains passing in or out of Anchorage in just 5 hours, a welcome feeling of glutto... (more)
After arriving from the south, it's time to add some passengers and change crews for this pull-pull cruise train before it heads north to McKinley. This train will come back south to Whittier and... (more)
ARR 4006 and 16,000 total horsepower leads the Anchorage-to-Fairbanks freight north deep within Fort Richardson.
Deep inside the confines of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, right in the heart of bear country, ARR 4326 leads the southbound Denali Star over the rarely photographed Eagle River bridge as... (more)
The 5-days-a-week Anchorage-to-Fairbanks freight with ARR 4009 is seen crossing the Matanuska River on its evening run on a gorgeous spring evening.
ARR 4009 leads the Anchorage-to-Fairbanks freight across the Davis Highway on a beautiful spring evening.