Comments: I worked a summer in Mt Mc Kinley as a baggage man and my dad was the ticket agent. Great memories from the ARR. Remember hopping the rails,not allowed from Healy to the park and catching another back a few times. Not sure wh, because we could ride free on the Pass train. Lived in Whittier Healy, Park, Anchorage and Fairbanks. Been in the boxcars, engines, remember the 3015 when she was new. even got to drive her one as a kid. Still remember a coal heated pass car out of whittier and riding the gascars from Whittier to Anchorage... Lots of stories. Catching a fish without getting the hook wet of the ARR dock in Whittier. ect Now I live in Honduras. Not sure what sin this old alaskan polar bear did to be banished to the tropics of Honduras. But now we plant churches and care for 20+ abused orphans in our home. Long way from Alaska but ever close in my heart. Considering building another ride on train for the kids around the orphanage Think the theme should be ARR... What do you think?
Added: March 11, 2014
Submitted by Name: john genovese From: florida E-mail: Contact
Comments: I would like to know where I can obtain an HO exact replica of the #557 in DCC if possible.None of the 2-8-0 I have seen are exact copies.Can you help?I have four 4x8' Alaska HO layout table tables for the steam era .I do have #73 at this time.Thank you for any help.John Genovese
Added: February 27, 2014
Submitted by Name: Doug Howard From: Flora, Indiana; Salem, Oregon E-mail: Contact
Comments: Just finished my first perusal of John's wonderful site. WOW! Always wondered about the ARR. Now have an HO scale F-7 and caboose in Modern Scheme, plus GP-35 in older colors. Wonder where this will end up. Thanks, John, for your efforts and those who are now departed. Could not have a finer memorial than this...
Added: December 23, 2013
Submitted by Name: Jim Norton From: Huntsville, Alabama E-mail: Contact
Comments: John: Enjoy greatly seeing the industries and freight cars of ARR in lieu of the typical trackside shots of only locomotives. How about a Morning Sun Book......Trackside along The Alaska Railroad! So much great information I'd like to have in my library!
Added: December 4, 2013
Submitted by Name: Ferg. Chalmers From: Dunedin, New Zealand E-mail: Contact
Comments: A great web site ,I have Alaska McKinley and A.R coaching stock models (Ho scale,)and to be able to see pictures of the real thing and create consists with the locos is really good, and draws a lot of interest at shows, Keep up the good work.F.C.
Added: November 22, 2013
Submitted by Name: David Thurston From: Philadelphia, PA E-mail: Contact
Comments: Great to hear your feeling better after your operation. Great job on the web site, it was a great help when I got up to Alaska two summers ago. I still check in once and a while.
Comments: Want to visit Alaska soon. What is the nicest Time to ?
Regards to All
Added: November 9, 2013
Submitted by Name: Perry Tompkins From: Iron Mountain, MI E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hello, I rode on the Coastal Classic this past May and I now know what scape I want to design my HO track around. I just wish I could get a HO 557.thank you..
Added: August 29, 2013
Submitted by Name: John Pieniadz From: Harleyville SC E-mail: Contact
Comments: Lived in Anchorage 20 years, late 60s till late 80s transferred to Augusta Georgia, then went deer hunting in south Carolina and dang if she didn't catch me. I modeled the AKRR and had a layout in my basement at 2501 turnagan pkwy in anchorage, till I moved south, I modeled the F7s and the GPs plus the Cabooses. Still have them but no desire anymore to run them. When my daughter was young she knew the types of engines and learned her numbers with the engine numbers, yes we watched the engines. Thanks for a neet site it gave me great rememberances. I should get out the boxes of AKRR and check them out again... Thanks again John