RailPictures.Net Photo: ARR 4320 Alaska Railroad EMD SD70MAC at North of Seward, Alaska by Dave Blaze...
 
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» March 11, 2012
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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 marching up the short but steep 2.07% climb to Divide Summit, about to duck under the highway and then drop down the last 10 miles to the docks at Seward. The sheer massiveness of the Kenai Mountains dwarfs the train and the approaching vehicle on the adjacent highway. Ahh…such is the splendor that is ALASKA!
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