The long daylight hours are upon us now in Alaska although this shot was really taken that late, around 6:15 PM, there was still plenty of time to follow him to town and pick out a few other locat... (more)
Nearly 8,000 feet of mixed freight and containers from the Lower 48 snake their way along the Turnagain Arm about 20 miles from the trains destination in Anchorage.
The fall colors and the corporate colors of the Alaska Railroad or a good match on this beautiful fall day as the 120N heads for Anchorage with a relatively short train interchange from the barge ... (more)
A southbound coal train travels along the shores of Turnagain Arm for about 40 miles between Anchorage and portage before turning inland for Seward, seen here at Rainbow.
Engineer Bill Bivins gives the photographer a friendly wave on a beautiful fall day. With the sun shining and the colors at peak it was a great day to be with camera in hand.
While the Alaska Railroad doesn't run a lot of freight on the south end you can generally count on 2-3 coal trains a week between Anchorage and Seward. Today's shot shows a northbound snaking alon... (more)
Sunny days are rare during the rainy season in Alaska, so when one comes along and you get a non-passenger train it is wise to take advantage of the opportunity. A coal train is at MP 99 en-route ... (more)
Sunny days are rare during the rainy season in Alaska, so when one comes along and you get a non-passenger train it is wise to take advantage of the opportunity. A coal empty is at Rainbow
An empty NB coal train travers the curves along the shores of Turnagain Arm en-route to Anchorage where they will change crews and continue north to Healy for another load.
What better way to usher in Spring in Alaska than chasing a train to Whittier under sunny skies? A trio of GP40-2s leads this long freight around the bend in Rainbow as it skirts along the Turnag... (more)
Things can be pretty static in the 49th state so the chance to see something different brought me trackside on what was not the best day weather wise. Coming off the barge in Whittier were wind mi... (more)
ARR 3009 leads the Glacier Discovery around the curve just north of the Rainbow siding.
Learn more at Alaska Railfanning. The northbound Glacier Discovery works through the picturesque sce... (more)
Two GP40-2s lead a SD70MAC with a northbound freight off the barge in Whittier. Tucked in the short siding at Rainbow is one of the railroad's many summer passenger trains.
At Rainbow a nortbound freight hugs the shores of Turnagain Arm that contains plenty of ice on this winter's day.