RailPictures.Net Photo: ARR 3006 Alaska Railroad EMD GP40-2 at Healy, Alaska by Frank Keller
 
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Alaska Railroad (more..)
EMD GP40-2 (more..)
Suntrana Branch (more..)
Healy, Alaska, USA (more..)
February 09, 2018
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ARR 3006 (more..)
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Frank Keller (more..)
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The Alaska Railroad has a little used branch in Healy, AK that serves the Usibelli coal mine which sees service maybe 3 or 4 times a year. 3006 is seen drifting down the 1% grade on the Suntrana Branch. The warm backlighting disguising the brutally cold negative 26 degrees. Not to mention the 25 MPH wind that is all but hidden in this view. I felt sorry for the conductor riding the point, 4 miles at 10 MPH made for a slow cold journey to spot one car. Luckily on the return trip he could ride in the cab.
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