All in a Day's Work

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



This photo was taken looking railroad south toward the north end of Garner Tunnel. The purpose of the inspection can be seen on the ties as a car had derailed in the curve just north of the tunnel and was drug about two miles. This curve was notorious for severe subsidence and developing excessive cross-level in a very short period of time. After being started many years ago, a track realignment toward the river is now completed and the track no longer goes through the tunnel.