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» Alaska Railroad (more..)
» EMD GP40-2 (more..)
» MP 81 Kenai Subdivision 
» Bird Point, Alaska, USA (more..)
» February 08, 2017
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» ARR 3008 (more..)
» 590W (more..)
» Frank Keller (more..)
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Sometimes you just get lucky. The snow fleet as it is known on the Alaska Railroad consists of Jordan Spreaders pushed by Geeps. Called to head south to clear the line between Portage and Seward, which hasn't seen a train in a few months, at 0600. This is where the luck begins, currently sunrise is about 0900 and actually sun clearing the mountains about 1000. So a 0600 call didn't bode well nor did the intense ice fog Anchorage was experiencing that morning help matters either. Spreader problems concerns caused a delay and to make matters even better the weather had cleared to the south resulting in this photo of the snow fleet at Bird Point. In about 25 more miles this train would be pushing 4 & 5' of snow. Unfortunately that part of the rail line is road less so this shot will have to do.
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