RailPictures.Net Photo: ARR 4320 Alaska Railroad EMD SD70MAC at Moose Pass, Alaska by Dave Blaze...
 
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Alaska Railroad (more..)
EMD SD70MAC (more..)
Trail Lake Bridge - MP 29.5 (more..)
Moose Pass, Alaska, USA (more..)
March 11, 2012
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ARR 4320 (more..)
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It was a splendid cold Sunday with bluebird skies and crisp white snow abounding. An empty intermodal (bare table) train was called for a date with the Northland Services barge at the ARR's southernmost terminal in Seward. So, a quick call to my friend Frank Keller and we decided to go for it. What a chase...114 miles from Anchorage to the end of the line with not a cloud in site. Two clean SD70s led the train, which albeit was not very photogenic consisting of one tank car and 60 flats (most of which were empty) for a total of 2660 tons and 4852 ft. Here the train is seen plowing snow as it hustles south across the frozen waters of Trail Lake. Until last summer this bridge was a 10 MPH bottleneck on the mainline to Seward. But with new steel bents and stringers courtesy of the ARR's B&B crew trains now cruise at 25 MPH.
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