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)
3012 has the fair train on the drawbars as it cruises north to Palmer just a few miles ahead with a train full of people from Anchorage going to the State Fair.
The sharp looking 3012 departs Anchorage with the state fair train as it crosses ships creek.
The freshly repainted 3012 leads the fair train down the Palmer branch for the State fair a few mile ahead.
The fair train runs down the Palmer Branch from Palmer as it heads back to Anchorage with a train full of passengers. This was the first year that the railroad has added domes to this train.
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)