On a glorious day in Alaska, if only the rest of the summer could be like today, the Alaska RR's 5 day a week freight to Fairbanks crosses the Knik River. Roughly 30 miles and 50 minutes into thei... (more)
While out trying to take photos of Eagles catching their dinner I knew it wouldn't be too long until the northbound Coastal Classic made its way up Turnagain Arm towards Anchorage. Once I heard th... (more)
Sometimes you get lucky. I was out looking for some wildlife to photograph and found a large Bull Moose along the boardwalk at Potter Marsh. As I took a few shots and followed along the boardwalk ... (more)
It is not often that the Northern Lights are strong enough to overcome the light pollution of Alaska's largest city but on this day I was able to capture the lights as they flickered above Alaska ... (more)
A Seward bound freight rounds the curve through scenic Girdwood on what would ultimately be a good day of photography.
On an unusual train day on the Alaska Railroad the third train of a three train fleet is just south of Indian when the sun shines through a sucker hole a provides a momentary bit of sunshine.
The Spirit of Delta Junction leads a rock train south toward Anchorage. The Alaska Railroad runs these rock trains CP-style with one unit up front and one on the back.
Located within Denali Natl Park, this view of Riley Creek Trestle was taken from the shoulder of the only road leading into the park beyond the visitor center. A great amount of luck was required... (more)
Daylight freight movements are rare occurrences in the midsection of the Alaska Railroads owing to a nocturnal scheduling of freight movements through the area. It was my luck to catch this south... (more)
A southbound loaded coal train heads towards Anchorage for a crew change. The next crew will take the train to Seward to be unloaded for export.
A southbound loaded Alaska RR export coal train rolls toward the Old Glenn Highway overpass just south of Matanuska Junction. In Anchorage, three distributed power SD70MACs will be added to the re... (more)
The rear DPUs of an Alaska Railroad coal train are shoving hard on the rear of this loaded coal train as they approach the summit of Divide Hill.
Big Time Coal! 10 units - count 'em - curl north with 113 empty coal hoppers along the icy shores of Turnagain Arm beneath the snowy peaks of the Chugach Mountains. This is by far th... (more)