A Whittier bound freight makes the tight corner at McHugh Creek with a long freight in tow. This picture really shows the vastness that is Alaska. The train is following the shores of Turnagain Ar... (more)
From high above the cliffs at Beluga an Alaska Railroad train bound for the barge in Whittier and from there the lower 48 enters the curve at Beluga. From this perspective one gets a good view of ... (more)
And so my 3-year adventure in Alaska begins! After finishing up at Birchwood, a work trains runs south for Anchorage at a restricted speed to call it a day.
It is a spectacular clear and bright early fall day in the Last Frontier and the birch trees are golden yellow. A tiny dusting of snow can be discerned on the peaks of the Chugach to the east. I... (more)
First Run! ARR GP40-2 shoves a load of pipe up to the end of track on a brand new industrial spur in South Anchorage. The spur is over 1500 feet long and connects via a south facing swit... (more)
First Run! ARR GP40-2 shoves a load of pipe into a brand new industrial spur in South Anchorage. The spur is over 1500 feet long and connects via a south facing switch that branches off ... (more)
Alaska Railroad GP40 3004 poses for its picture (literally!) at Dixmoor. They actually posed the engine so I could get photos!
This Alaska unit is leased to the North Shore Mining,seen here leading northbound ore empties back to Babbitt.
Leased Alaska 3004 looks right at home in the cold and snow of northeastern Minnesota as it leads a 135-car empty ore train west on Northshore Mining.
Alaksa unit 3004 in the Wisconsin and Southern Horicon Paint booth waits for its next coat of paint.
Alaska GP 3004 basks in the sun at NRE's Dixmoor shops.