RailPictures.Net Photo: ARR 4326 Alaska Railroad EMD SD70MAC at Wasilla, Alaska by Dave Blaze...
 
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Alaska Railroad (more..)
EMD SD70MAC (more..)
Alaska Division Mainline MP 159.9 (more..)
Wasilla, Alaska, USA (more..)
March 06, 2011
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ARR 4326 (more..)
ARR 130S (more..)
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Wasilla!? - Long before the rest of the world knew about this place (for good or ill depending on your political persuasion) Wasilla was a one time sleepy Alaskan town now up and coming as a bedroom community for Anchorage. More famously among railfans, however, it is the home of the only original depot on the ARR dating from its earliest days that still serves as an active passenger stop. A few others survive, but none serve passengers any longer. This depot was built in 1917 long before President Harding hammered in the golden spike to complete the railroad on July 15, 1923. Here we see the late running nightly freight from Fairbanks to Anchorage rolling south through town with a moderate sized train of 4344 ft and 6731 trailing tons heavy with jet fuel from Flint Hills Resources in North Pole destined for the Anchorage International Airport.
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