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Rail in Alaska - April, 2004

This set was taken in Alaska in April, 2004. I didn't catch up with any actual running
trains at the time, but some of these views are surely magnificent.

Views at the town of Nenana, about 55 miles southwest of Fairbanks along Route 3,
the river on the left side in the second photo is still frozen, and the depot can be seen
in the distance as well (Alaska Railroad), looking south.

Yard area, container terminal, etc., at Anchorage, Alaska.

The main Alaska RR station area at Anchorage, Alaska, you can see an old steam museum
piece on a pedestal in the parking lot, and the second photo is a close-up of it.

South of Anchorage, the Alaska Railroad continues to its southern terminus at Seward.
The Seward Highway (Route 1) parallels the tracks for its initial leg along the
Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, affording some great views of the snow covered mountains across the way.

Huge snowplow and another car on display at a wayside stop along the route.

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