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)
Springs is Avalanche season and there are plenty of slide zones on the Alaska RR such as this at MP 7.1 on the Whittier Branch. Just a few days earlier this slide was 30 feet across the RR. Thanks... (more)
The Alaska Railroad work train has just set out 3 cars for the B&B gang that will soon start building a new bridge over Indian Creek. With that chore done they head back north with 3006 leading in... (more)
It is the last day of the year in Anchorage, AK. The weather isn't too bad a balmy 14 degrees everything looks good for a railfan photographer, well in most cases anyway, except this is Alaska in ... (more)
Before she was famous, and the last operating Rio Grande tunnel motor, 5371 earns her keep as she leads a freight across the Utah desert in the setting sun. Sure do miss taking trips to photograph... (more)
With the sun setting after 11 PM in July there isn't much chance for fireworks in Alaska. However if the day is nice one can shoot a few passenger trains returning to Anchorage late in the evening... (more)
So far this summer the Anchorage area is off to a wet start with plenty of rain and more in the forecast. So, in searching the archives I found this shot of a southbound coal train at Bird Point o... (more)
The southbound Denali Star cruises through Fort Richardson on fast track and is just a few minutes from arrival at Alaska Railroad's historic downtown depot. In the background are the ever present... (more)
BNSF 5913 East cast its reflection as an empty coal train winds its way along the Clark Fork River.
An Alaska work train crosses Riley Creek Trestle just inside the boundaries of Denali National Park. Fall comes early in Alaska and the fall colors are at their peak around Denali.