An Alaska Railroad freight pops out of the Portage Tunnel, crosses Placer Creek, and rolls through Bear Valley and will soon enter the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel. A 2.5 mile road/rail tunnel t... (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)
A northbound coal train crosses beneath the only signal bridge of its kind on the Alaska Railroad just minutes from arrival in Anchorage.
An empty coal train is en-route back to Anchorage and will then be forwarded to Healy for another load. Seen here at Bird Point, this particular location can only be accessed during low tide and w... (more)
ARR 4011 and five sister MACs lead a long string of empty coal hoppers down the mainline in Anchorage. If you're a fan of EMD and tons of power, you gotta love these coal trains on the Alaska Rai... (more)
This is the petroleum products train, at 1:08pm with many piggybacks behind the tank cars and a rare third locomotive. The second diesel is 4010 (SD70MAC) and the third is 3012 (GP40-2).
ARR 4011 approaches Matanuska Jct. where the branch to Palmer curls off for its name sake city.
ARR SD70MACs 4011 and 4009 rest in the Anchorage Diesel Shop awaiting their next assignments.
A difference of decades lined up outside the ARR Diesel shop. ARR RDC-3 #702 was built in 1953 originally for the New Haven Railroad. GP38u #2003 was built in 1969 originally for the Penn Centra... (more)
Southbound oil from Fairbanks to Anchorage