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Andrew J. Clark began working for the Alaska Railroad in 1947. He began working in the radio lab in 1948 and eventually was the head of the communications department. The communications department's area of expertise encompassed everything from the crossing signals, telephone system, teletype system, microwave communication, etc. Some of these systems were utilized by the State of Alaska, Alaska Communication System (ACS) and even the (DOD) Department of Defense.

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State Utility Conference: Railroad Highway Crossing Protection

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1. ARR 50th celebration 2. Alaska Railroad test board A 3. Andy & Alvin Tillison B & B foreman
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4. Andy at Curry Depot 5. Anchorage Depot 6. Bartlett Glacier
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7. At boat 8. Bridge over Knik River 9. Sheep Creek Bridge
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10. Broad Pass 11. Broad Pass 1 12. Crossing Stream Worthington Glaicer
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13. Curry 14. Curry boarding platform 15. Curry
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16. Curry 17. Curry Hotel 18. Curry Hotel
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19. Curry Hotel lobby 20. Engine 1 21. Engine 1
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22. Engine 1050 23. Engine 1050 24. Engine 1
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25. Extra gang car 26. Ferry Crossing Tanana at McCarthy 27. Girdwood
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28. Hurricane Gulch Bridge 29. Hurricane Gulch Bridge 30. Hurricane Gulch Bridge
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31. Knik River Bridge 32. Last steam engine 33. Mile 30 Lower Lake Trail
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34. McKinley Park Hotel 35. McKinley Park Hotel 36. McKinley Park Depot
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37. Mile 15 38. Mountain Pass 39. Nodwell
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40. Nodwell 41. Nodwell 42. Nodwell
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43. Nodwell 44. Nodwell 45. Nodwell Andy operating at Portage
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46. 47. 48. Port of Seattle railroad yard
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49.Tour 50. Tour 1 51. Tour 2
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52. Railroad bed 53. Riley Creek 54. Rotary snow plow near Whittier
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55. Rotary snow plow south of Curry 56. Steam shovel near Eklutna 57. Steam shovel at Nenana
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58. Train 59. Train 60. View from train
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61. View from train 62. View from train 63. View from train
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64. Winding tracks 65. Clearing snow Whittier yard 66. Between Portage and Tunnels to Whittier
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67. In swamp near Portage 68. Glenn Miller & others waiting for train to pass 69. Old McKinley Park Hotel and bus photo taken around 1965
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70.Around 1970 Sears wanted to make a commercial for their winter tires they wanted to film this in Alaska. They contacted the Alaska Railroad and a contract with the railroad was established. At that time Nenana did not have a crossing signal so a portable crossing signal was constructed in the rail yard in Anchorage and shipped to Nenana to film the commercial. This is a photo taken during the time it was being built in the Anchorage yard. 71. Same as 70 72. Same as 70
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73. One of the pieces of equipment they purchased was a Nodwell. One of the uses of this equipment was to set and re-set telephone poles within the communication system the railroad operated. These photos show the first day of use on the delivery day of the Nodwell. These photos are in the Portage area. 74. Same as 73 75. Same as 73
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76. Nenana ice pool 77. Nenana depot 78. At Nenana
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79. Bridge at Nenana 80. These photos are of the installation of a new crossing signal on the C Street extension before the road was opened prior to the extension of C Street ended at Tudor Road. 81. Same as 80
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82. My brother and I climbing the microwave tower at Campbell Point. 83. Snow slide on way to Seward with "gas car" in background 84. Andrew Clark manual labor sweeping floor in radio lab
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85. Clearing snow on tracks between Portage and Whittier. 86. Various microwave stations and repeaters along the railroad southern end of
rail line.
87. Various microwave stations and repeaters along the railroad southern end of
rail line.
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88. Various microwave stations and repeaters along the railroad southern end of
rail line.
89. Various microwave stations and repeaters along the railroad southern end of
rail line.
90. Various microwave stations and repeaters along the railroad southern end of
rail line.
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91. Construction of microwave station around mile post 92. 92. Construction of microwave station around mile post 92. 93. Construction of microwave station around mile post 92.
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94. Construction of microwave station around mile post 92. 95. Construction of microwave station around mile post 92. 96. Construction of microwave station around mile post 92.
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97. Construction of microwave station around mile post 92. 98. Construction of microwave station around mile post 92. 99. Construction of microwave station around mile post 92.
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100. Construction of microwave station around mile post 92. 101. Construction of microwave station around mile post 92. 102. Construction of microwave station around mile post 92.
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103. Construction of microwave station around mile post 92. 104. Construction of microwave station around mile post 92. 105. Moose along track south of Portage
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106. Moose along track south of Portage 107. Moose along track south of Portage 108. Moose along track south of Portage
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109. Moose along track south of Portage 110. Railmobile 111. Railmobile
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112. Microwave repeater and climbing a pole 113. Microwave repeater and climbing a pole 114. Microwave repeater and climbing a pole

 

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