The ARR's Whittier yard job is doing some switching in this picturesque port city, totally dwarfed by the Carnival Spirit which is moored in port in the background.
An Alaska Railroad yard job switches out cars at the company warehouse which is located just outside the main ARR yard in Anchorage amidst some very interesting trackwork. The building in the cent... (more)
A quartet of SD70MACs leads a northbound empty coal train along the Seward Highway and the scenic shore of the Turnagain Arm on a beautiful summer's afternoon in the 49th state.
Soutbound coal loads work along the shore of the mostly frozen Kenai Lake, less than 20 miles from reaching their destination, the port city of Seward. There, the train will unload its cargo for e... (more)
In a scene reminiscent of many a Christmas postcard, southbound coal loads head over Snow River on one of the most photogenic bridges on the entire Alaska Railroad. Typically dramatic Alaskan back... (more)
The scenic byway from Anchorage to Seward is dotted with natural wonders along its full length. "Fee Stations," which operate on the honor system, help the state of Alaska maintain these recreatio... (more)
The ARR Coastal Classic heads south along the picturesque Turnagain Arm on a beautiful May morning; final destination: Seward. The train is replete with the newly introduced (for 2009) G... (more)
Sunny skies are a rarity in Whittier; in fact, it's said that the town is cloudy over 300 days in a normal year. We lucked into a beautiful afternoon on this spring day as we found the ARR Glac... (more)
Combine a holiday weekend with spectacular weather conditions, and it's no surprise that the Seward Highway is flush with tourists and residents alike, taking advantage of the opportunity to enjoy... (more)
Four gleaming EMD motors have their string of 66 coal empties easily in check as the train glides northward over the Twenty Mile River and the hooligan fishermen (and "fisherwomen") below. The exp... (more)
A rare view of the Alaska Railroad's Hurricane Turn, America's last scheduled flag stop passenger train, is afforded from the catwalk of the 298ft high Hurricane Gulch Bridge. The train was... (more)
Nestled between the rising peaks of the Chugach Mountains and the tidal flats of the Turnagain Arm, The Spirit of Alaska leads a rare daylight move northward from Whittier to Anchorage. The... (more)
The Alaska Railroad Glacier Discovery Train winds its way north along the Turnagain Arm, with the imposing Chugach Mountains in the background. A small tidal bore, very common in the Turnag... (more)