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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Engine 557 Restoration Co. receives $10,000 in donations - 8/3/17

WASILLA — On Monday, the Engine 557 Restoration Co. received two $5,000 checks to help further the refurbishment of their World War II era steam engine. [More]

You can be a part of getting Alaska Railroad Locomotive #557 back on track. Click here to find out ways you can help or send a donation now.

Fall special event trans are on sale now - 8/24/17

Fall special event trains are on sale now! From beer trains to a family-friendly Halloween train, these special departures will sell out quickly.
HooDoo Choo Choo
Great Alaska Beer Train
Kid's Halloween Train:

Alaska Railroad is coming soon to Train Simulator! - 9/5/17

Across the entire globe, there are precious few demonstrations of railroading more majestic, more challenging, and more memorable than the remarkable Alaska Railroad – and soon, the southern portion of this incomparable rail line will be coming to Train Simulator with the Alaska Railroad – Seward to Anchorage route!
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Rapido announces HO scale ARR RDCs - 8/3/17

Rapido announced an Alaska RR RDC-2 in road numbers 711 & 712. Due: late 2018, MSRP $325 for DCC and Sound. The dark blue looks purple but am assured it's not going to be purple on the models. Reserve them through Roundhouse Hobbies at info@roundhousehobbies.com. No deposit required, RH discount applies and will ship when received in late 2018.

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Falls colors at Hurricane Gulch

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... .

The Alaska Railroad Logo is copyrighted and used with permission from the Alaska Railroad Corporation. All photos and graphics on this web site are protected intellectual property. This is not a photo sharing or information sharing website. Any and all images and info contained in this website belongs to the creator and copyright holder. Discrepancies should be reported to the webmaster immediately for correction or removal. All forms of reproduction, electronic or otherwise are prohibited. Thanks to Ed Timko for this page's banner image (and for updating the logo!).
© 1997-2017 John Combs unless otherwise noted
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