On what turned out to be a very cold day a buddy and I drove the 212 miles from Anchorage to Cantwell where the Alaska RR snow fleet had tied up for the night. With a 0600 call time we knew we wou... (more)
While I have taken more than a few shots from this location of passenger trains this is the first freight I have managed to catch crossing one of the most iconic bridges on the Alaska RR. And it a... (more)
Springs is Avalanche season and there are plenty of slide zones on the Alaska RR such as this at MP 7.1 on the Whittier Branch. Just a few days earlier this slide was 30 feet across the RR. Thanks... (more)
A late fall snow storm in 2015 dumped a a lot of snow on interior Alaska necessitating the ARR to call out a "snow fleet." Here we see the two GP40-2s bracketed by ARR Spreaders #9 (blt... (more)
The Alaska State fair is always summer's last big hurrah in the Last Frontier. To help accommodate the 300,000 visitors (equivalent to about half the state's total popu... (more)
With the sun setting after 11 PM in July there isn't much chance for fireworks in Alaska. However if the day is nice one can shoot a few passenger trains returning to Anchorage late in the evening... (more)
The Alaska State Fair is a two week long annual celebration that punctuates the end of summer in the 49th State. The fairgrounds in Palmer sit right beside the ARR's normally freight only branch ... (more)
Alaska Railroad spreader 9 has the left wing out and is sculpting the snow banks along the main at Hurricane. A powerful winter storm the day before Thanksgiving had trapped a train north of Talke... (more)
After helping free a snow bound train north of Talkeetna the snow fleet with spreaders 8 & 9 and GP40-2s 3010 & 3007 were sent further north to clear sidings as far north as Healy. Seen here arriv... (more)
The company work train is about to cross the Parks Highway just about a mile or two south of Hurricane where they will tie up for the night. They train is moving material for the overpass that is ... (more)
The last State Fair train crosses the Matanuska River on its way to Palmer to take another load of fair goers back down to Anchorage.
A lite mist is falling as the Glacier Discovery heads west towards Portage and eventually Anchorage after departing Whittier and passing through Bear Valley.
The Glacier Discovery heads for home as it parallels the Seward Highway south of Girdwood in the sweet evening light.
Well, summer is over in Alaska and the passenger season is just about to end as well. With that in mind and a nice evening for photography I went out and captured a few end of season shots. The Gl... (more)
The Coastal Classic returns from Seward on a beautiful evening. With the GP40-2 in the lead it looks a bit odd.