20320! - That's the height of North America's highest peak - Mt. McKinley - which dominates the horizon and on a clear day can be seen from hundreds of miles away and is in sight for a good portion of the journey along ARR's mainline from Anchorage to Fairbanks. Here we see the nightly freight from Fairbanks to Anchorage charging south at 40 MPH with a moderate sized train of 4344 ft and 6731 trailing tons heavy with jet fuel from Flint Hills Resources in North Pole destined for the Anchorage International Airport. Willow, March 06, 2011
Photo courtesy of Dave Blazejewski