The Alaska Railroad runs an extra southbound military train headed for the Port of Anchorage, seen here about to cross Fireweed Road. This is the first time I have seen a solid train of 80 cars of... (more)
A large road train from Fairbanks pulls up to the Junction for a recrew after a long night run from Fairbanks.
3003 leads a northbound work train through Matanuska Junction. 3003 is one of just 3 Black and Gold GP40-2's.
After a day of almost nothing but clouds, they have cleared and left me with a very nice and sunny evening to chase trains. Here the fair train rolls down the Palmer branch as it pulls up to Matan... (more)
In 2008 the Alaska Railroad was still using cabooses on the rear of the daily gravel trains, as seen here as the AS&G gravel train rolls off the Palmer Branch and onto the mainline at Matanuska Ju... (more)
A loaded gravel train has a green signal to enter the main at Matanuska Junction while meeting the NRHS charter train a beautiful but crisp fall morning in the 49th state. I think the convention g... (more)
Mixed Train 2009! The first mixed train to run on the ARR in over three decades is highballing north at track speed rolling through the junction at NSS Matanuska (MP 151.4 on the ARR mainl... (more)
An employee braves the -11 degree cold to open his window and offer a big friendly wave from the trailing unit on the ARR's annual Colony Christmas Train. The train is on the north leg of the wy... (more)
The temperature is -11 degrees as the ice fog hangs listlessly beneath the face of the mighty Chugach Mountains as the ARR's annual Colony Christmas train leaves the mainline at 150.5 for it's 6 m... (more)
An 82 car Anchorage Sand and Gravel unit train rolls south off the Palmer Branch and onto the ARR mainline at MP 150.5 to begin its 45 mile journey to the unloading pit in South Anchorage. This t... (more)