|As Forrest Gump says, "Life is a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get." And so it is with the
Alaska Railroad. Products are shipped by barge from the lower 48 states
via a wide variety of freight car roadnames. It could be a load of
Canadian fertilizer for Alaska Mill and Feed or an auto carrier full of
SUVs for Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Center. This variety adds a degree
of intrigue for the railfan and a terrific opportunity for a model railroader
to beef up the layout inventory.
Here are but a few of the many "visitors" to the Alaska Railroad: