The Glacier Discovery shoves back through what has to be one of the largest control points in North America after making its station stop at Portage in order to clear the main for a southbound fre... (more)
Alaska is overwhelming. Sometimes it's hard to capture the scope of it when out shooting trains. The magic of drone photography has really helped with this by offering ne... (more)
Alaska RR main Fairbanks to Anchorage passenger train was unnamed on my June '94 visit and is shown southbound near Eklutna.
Perhaps the most spectacular bridge on the Alaska Railroad is the one spanning Hurricane Gulch around MP 284. It is a signature location on the railroad and one of my personal favorites as well. T... (more)
After a challenging 40 minute hike through bear infested woods that left us soaked from head to toe and exhausted, and a quick refresh course on Lumberjack 101 thanks to Blaze, we were rewarded wi... (more)
Southbound Fairbanks Anchorage passenger arriving Anchorage
A shiny Alaskan GP40-2 seats at the depot in a beautiful Alaskan Summer day.
Welcome Home! - The Alaska Railroad's last active steam locomotive, #557, has returned after a 46 1/2 year hiatus in the lower 48. #557 is a Baldwin Locomotive Works class S-160 2-8-0 Cons... (more)
Third Up! - The quintessential Alaskan train ride The Hurricane Turn crawls out on to its namesake bridge affording the passengers a stunning view of the Chulitna River and the Alas... (more)
Big Land - Big Mountains - Big Bridge - Little Train - The quintessential Alaskan train ride The Hurricane Turn crawls out on to the Hurricane Gulch bridge affording the passengers a... (more)
Big Land - Big Mountains - Big Bridge - Little Train - The quintisential Alaskan train ride The Hurricane Turn crawls out on to the Hurricane Gulch bridge affording the passengers a ... (more)
A set of ARR power waits for its nocturnal trip to Whitter under a beautiful Alaska afternoon sky with the Chugach Mountains rising in the background to the east.
The Alaska Railroad provides shuttle service between Anchorage and Palmer for the Alaska State Fair each year in late August and early September. A Sunday afternoon shuttle train is within a few m... (more)