All in a Day's Work

Portraying the various types of work and special challenges that occur along the rails of the Alaska Railroad



On October 12, 1986 the Alaska Railroad experienced a "once in 100 year" flood that came from the remnants of a typhoon. Major damage occurred from Seward to Hurricane with two major bridges taken out....Sheep Creek and Montana Creek. This photo was taken somewhere between Hunter and Divide and is typical of the damage that occurred in many locations. With the railroad effectively shut down, people from every department came together and pitched in to get trains running again in less than 12 days. It truly was a shining moment in the Alaska Railroad's history.