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 leaving a wake of 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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