RailPictures.Net Photo: ARR 4016 Alaska Railroad EMD SD70MAC at Rainbow, Alaska by Dave Blaze...
 
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Alaska Railroad (more..)
EMD SD70MAC (more..)
ARR Mainline - near MP 94 (more..)
Rainbow, Alaska, USA (more..)
December 12, 2010
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ARR 4016 (more..)
ARR 183N (more..)
Dave Blaze... (more..)
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Big Time Coal! 10 units - count 'em - curl north with 113 empty coal hoppers along the icy shores of Turnagain Arm beneath the snowy peaks of the Chugach Mountains. This is by far the largest unit train ever run by the ARR. It is, in fact, 1 normal trains. Two days prior day high winds had shut down dumping operations in Seward with one train only half empty. The road crew turned out with 4 units and half the train. Meanwhile, the following day the other consist (ARR has two 75 car unit coal trains cycling around the clock) showed up. It was dumped successfully and doubled up with the other half still in Seward and came north to Anchorage as a monster train stretching 7000 ft in length that you see before you! In the distance over 50 miles distant rise the massive 12,000+ ft peaks of the volcanically active Alaska Range on this spectacular day in the Last Frontier.
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