Four gleaming EMD motors have their string of 66 coal empties easily in check as the train glides northward over the Twenty Mile River and the hooligan fishermen (and "fisherwomen") below. The export coal train originated earlier in the day at Seward after dumping coal throughout the night, and is now in the process of returning to Healy for another load to bring south. This is spring time in Alaska!
I've been fortunate to have spent quite some time in the "Great White North" photographing trains on the super-scenic, and always friendly, Alaska Railroad. Here's a collection of some of my favorite shots from our 49th state.