RailPictures.Net Photo: ARR 3001 Alaska Railroad EMD GP40-2 at Whittier, Alaska by Dave Blaze...
 
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Alaska Railroad (more..)
EMD GP40-2 (more..)
Whittier Yard (more..)
Whittier, Alaska, USA (more..)
March 09, 2011
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ARR 3001 (more..)
ARR 120S (more..)
Dave Blaze... (more..)
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Horizon unlevel?! - Nope...that's just a normal list as the barge is stripped. Once a week an AML (Alaska Marine Lines) barge arrives at the port of Whittier from Seattle. There are three barges in rotation and each was built by Gunderson in 2001 and is 420 ft long by 120 ft wide. They feature 8 tracks with capacity of 45-50 railcars and then overhead racks for stacking containers up to three high. This particular barge is the Fairbanks Provider and it is in the process of being unloaded from it's stern. On the Port side (to the left) is track 1 which is still loaded but tracks 2-5 have already been unloaded hence the pronounced starboard list. As the cars on track 8 are pulled off the barge leveled off noticeably. This is truly a fascinating operation to observe and a marvel of logistics innovation. Note: the photographer is a railroad employee with permission to be on the property and was wearing all required PPE while taking this photograph.
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