Welcome to John's Alaska Railroad Web Page!
I fell in love with the Alaska Railroad (ARR) after my wife and I rode it in the summer of 1986. We rode from the Anchorage station to Denali National Park where we backpacked and camped for several days. We returned to Anchorage with a long stop due to Federal Hours of Service Law. The crew had worked its 12 hour shift and a new crew had to be sent in. Not long after returning to my home in Ohio, I began modeling a 12' x 16' ARR HO layout in my basement.
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Engine 557 Annual Fund Raiser a Huge Success - 1/2/18

The annual fund raising drive to return 557 to the rails was successful beyond all expectations. President/ Project Manager Patrick Durand's thank you letter give details. For more information on the restoration, including the most current status report, or to contribute to 557's restoration either on-line of by mail go to the Engine 557 Restoration Company Web Page.

Dave Blazejewski photos wins Catch the Train Photo Contest - 1/3/18

The votes are in and the winner of the "Catch the Train" photo contest is Dave Blazejewski. The cover of the next Alaska Railroad's calendar will be graced with Dave's photo of the Fair Train as fireworks are set off at 10PM sharp.

2018
Alaska Railroad's art print now available - 11/6/17

Introducing the Alaska Railroad's 2018 Art Print by Alaskan artist Beverly Stevens! Entitled "Here Comes the Train," this vibrant watercolor depicts a winter setting with a dog team approaching 20 Mile River as an Alaska Railroad train crosses the bridge.
2018

Poll
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Freight 130N Beach Lake Rd

Alaska weather:
wunderground
- weather.com
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CC's interactive map. 
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satellite image

Alaska webcams:
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4th Ave & G St, Anchorage
- Anchorage port, Anchorage
- Cook Inlet, Anchorage
- Fairbanks
- Seward Harbor
- Whittier
- Whittier loading dock
- ARR Depot (Denali N.P.)
- Wildlife cams

Miscellaneous:
- Virtual Guidebook
- ARR Gift Shop, Facebook
- Alaska Railroad Flickr Group
- ARRrailfans Group
- Railpictures.net (ARR)
- Alaska's Digital Archive
- ARR Railfans on FB
- 557 Restoration Co. on FB

This web site is dedicated in memory of Jeff Childs (1959-2000), railfan, friend & mentor. Jeff was my inspiration & driving force during the initial creation of this web site. Jeff's love for the Alaska Railroad was very contagious & will be greatly missed.
And in Memory of... .

The Alaska Railroad Logo is copyrighted and used with permission from the Alaska Railroad Corporation. All photos and graphics on this web site are protected intellectual property. This is not a photo sharing or information sharing website. Any and all images and info contained in this website belongs to the creator and copyright holder. Discrepancies should be reported to the webmaster immediately for correction or removal. All forms of reproduction, electronic or otherwise are prohibited. Thanks to Ed Timko for this page's banner image (and for updating the logo!).
© 1997-2017 John Combs unless otherwise noted
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