0. Prologue 8. Down Day
1. Nobody Loves Your Money More than the Airlines 9. Chasing Trains and Exploring Alaska
2. Lake Hood and Turnagain Arm 10. Kashwitna Gravel and a Charter Train
3. Number 557 Prepares for Her Journey 11. Steamers and Steam
4. Number 557 Arrives at Her Restoration Home 12. Heading Home!
5. Restoration and Creation 13. Epilogue
6. Whittier, Seward and the Wilderness Express 14. Acknowledgements
7. I'll Have a Side of Hurricane Gulch with that  

Please be advised that all Alaska Railroad yards, sidings, section houses, tunnels, access roads, etc. are posted no trespassing and that entering them without permission is a violation of law. It can also be very dangerous. All my photos taken on the property were done while under escort with a qualified ARRC employee and while wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

What others are saying about John's Alaska Railroad 2012 Journal:

"I read your trip journal all the way through, and as always very much enjoyed it." J.K., Princeton, N.J.

"I read your entire 2012 journal as well as all your previous ones. Fantastic job as always. I am extremely envious of you and the opportunities you have while visiting the great state of Alaska!! Thanks for allowing me to experience it with you. (at least in my wildest dreams!) I can only hope that I have the opportunity to make at least one more return visit to Alaska and ride that beautiful train again!!!" K.E., Boyertown, PA

"Just finished reading your journal, and I am jealous." S.M.

"I just wanted to thank you for posting your 2012 trip journal. I sat down this morning and read it all the way through. I feel like I get to visit Alaska vicariously through you when I look at your website, but especially when I read your trip reports! Last time I was there was December 2010, which was far too long ago!" J.O.


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