Welcome to John's Alaska Railroad Web Page!
I fell in love with the Alaska Railroad (ARR) after my wife and I rode it in the summer of 1986. We rode from the Anchorage station to Denali National Park where we backpacked and camped for several days. We returned to Anchorage with a long stop due to Federal Hours of Service Law. The crew had worked its 12 hour shift and a new crew had to be sent in. Not long after returning to my home in Ohio, I began modeling a 12' x 16' ARR HO layout in my basement.
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ARR solicitations in the works - 5/3/17

Check here for Bridge 370.7 Pier Replacement, Hurricane Equip. Structure Replacement, General Repair Shop Roofing Replacement, Software Development Proj. Management Services, Environmental Projects Term Services, Grade Crossing Upgrade, Passenger Coach Painting & Repair 501, 203, 204 & 100, Railbelt Fuel Delivery, Tunnel Site Fuel Cell Install, Old Nenana Telecom Site Construction and Anchorage Depot Sidewalk Renovation.

Roadtrippin': Not your usual train trip - 5/20/17

Board the Hurricane Train in Talkeetna, and you're already on track toward a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. [More]

Rail & Cruise Special: 26 Glacier Cruise - 5/3/17

For a limited time, receive a special reduced rate on the Glacier Discovery Train from Anchorage to Whittier and the 26 Glacier Cruise in Prince William Sound. Book by June 15, 2017. Valid for travel June 1 – Sept. 18, 2017. [More]

Two articles in the May edition of Trains magazine - 5/3/17

"Working for an act of Congress" explores Don Young wanting to keep two-person crews for most locomotive cabs and "Alaska's eclectic treasures" featuring the various types of passenger trains and rail cars on the summer-only trains south of Anchorage. Get your copy today!

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Knik River Bridge

Alaska weather:
wunderground
- weather.com
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CC's interactive map. 
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satellite image

Alaska webcams:
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4th Ave & G St, Anchorage
- Anchorage port, Anchorage
- Cook Inlet, Anchorage
- Fairbanks
- Seward Harbor
- Whittier
- Whittier loading dock
- ARR Depot (Denali N.P.)
- Wildlife cams

Miscellaneous:
- Virtual Guidebook
- ARR Gift Shop, Facebook
- Alaska Railroad Flickr Group
- ARRrailfans Group
- Railpictures.net (ARR)
- Alaska's Digital Archive
- ARR Railfans on FB
- 557 Restoration Co. on FB

This web site is dedicated in memory of Jeff Childs (1959-2000), railfan, friend & mentor. Jeff was my inspiration & driving force during the initial creation of this web site. Jeff's love for the Alaska Railroad was very contagious & will be greatly missed.
And in Memory of... .

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