On what turned out to be a very cold day a buddy and I drove the 212 miles from Anchorage to Cantwell where the Alaska RR snow fleet had tied up for the night. With a 0600 call time we knew we wou... (more)
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)
In Broad Pass, Alaska on December 22 I wouldn't say there are a lot of possibilities for train photos. With the limited daylight hours let alone sunshine not to mention the scarcity of trains, it ... (more)
Sometimes you just get lucky. The snow fleet as it is known on the Alaska Railroad consists of Jordan Spreaders pushed by Geeps. Called to head south to clear the line between Portage and Seward, ... (more)
An extra company work train has two Geeps and two spreaders, one on each end, as they set about clearing the mainline and siding at Hurricane after an earlier snow fall. With roughly 5 hours of da... (more)
Alaska Railroad spreader 9 has the left wing out and is sculpting the snow banks along the main at Hurricane. A powerful winter storm the day before Thanksgiving had trapped a train north of Talke... (more)
After helping free a snow bound train north of Talkeetna the snow fleet with spreaders 8 & 9 and GP40-2s 3010 & 3007 were sent further north to clear sidings as far north as Healy. Seen here arriv... (more)
A blast from the past brings up the rear of an Alaska RR work train at Brookman along the shores of Turnagain Arm. In the background are the Kenai Mountains.