On December 22 a plow train was called to clear the tracks between Hurricane and Cantwell. With a limited amount of daylight to work with, about 4.5 hours in total, I tried my best to capture the ... (more)
As we approach the shortest daylight hours of the year here in Alaska, even the trains are in short supply. Not many trains at all on the south end of the RR, one that did run was the annual Holid... (more)
A couple of MACs have last nights 130S well in hand as they pass the high/wide detector at White's Crossing. It is rare to catch the southbound freight so far from Anchorage during the daylight ho... (more)
It is 1050 on January 20th, 2018 and the sun has yet to clear the Chugach and Kenai Mountains but is promising to do so in the very near future. As I hear the southbound freight approaching my loc... (more)
A pair of the Alaska Railroad's ubiquitous blue and gold MACs leads a Whittier turn southbound along the Turnagain Arm.
Earlier I posted a shot of this train crossing Hurricane Gulch. What was even more amazing was that this train was trailing a caboose. The Alaska RR work trains still use 1 of the 3 still in servi... (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)
Having just completed its work at the Denali Park depot, the ARR's flagship passenger train immediately sails over the 570 ft long bridge as it starts the rest of its journey to Anchorage, 230 mil... (more)
The colors are wildly ablaze in the Last Frontier in the waning days of summer signaling the end of passenger season on the Alaska Railroad. This year I went back for another shot at the Turn on ... (more)
The colors are wildly ablaze in the Last Frontier in the waning days of summer signaling the end of passenger season on the Alaska Railroad. A lone unit is working hard pulling 8 luxury domes own... (more)
On a cloudy but warm night the 5 nights a week north freight to Fairbanks crosses the Matanuska River, roughly 20 miles into a 350 mile 12 hour journey.
The Denali Star Train, crosses the Nenana River, in Ferry, Alaska.
It's the hottest time of the year, so cool off with this chilly image of an Alaska Railroad lumber drag departing Seward on a late February morning. Recent snowstorms have dumped several feet of s... (more)
ARR 4325 with a five car Holland America HEX train, passes through the daylighted windy tunnel, in route to Denali National Park, to pick up passengers, to take to Anchorage, Alaska.
ARR 4318 leads Princess Cruise Lines DEX train, bound for Whittier, Alaska, for a meet with a cruise ship.