RailPictures.Net Photo: ARR 3003 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 3003 (more..)
ARR 120S (more..)
Dave Blaze... (more..)
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Workin' the Barge - This is a view from the deck of the AML Barge Fairbanks Provider which is tied up in Whittier at the ship. This view looks off the stern across the recently upgraded slip as a pair of vintage ARR geeps gingerly pull cars off the starboard side of the barge. 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 is truly a fascinating operation to observe and a marvel of logistics innovation. In the background rises the Begich Tower, a 15 story high rise in which nearly all of the town's full time residents reside! 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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