No. 4005 the "Spirit of Girdwood" was assembled at EMD's Juniata Plant
in Altoona, Pennsylvania. It arrived in Anchorage on February
March 8, 2000 marked the second revenue run for the ARR SD70MACs. 4005
lead the consist with sisters 4002 and 4006 in tow. They departed
Anchorage at 10:25 p.m. with a load of 66 coal hoppers. This time
the train passed the Divide test with flying colors, achieving a speed
of nearly 7 mph up the hill. Arrival time in Seward was approximately
7:15 a.m. The total length (including consist) was 3892 feet while
the total weight (including consist) was 8579(9125) tons.
For more information, see my ARR SD70MAC
Photo courtesy of Richard Wise
Photo taken at Anchorage ARRC shops on March 22,
2000, 9:00 p.m.