4/24/16, Eric Schneider says of his photo, "I caught GV-4 near UAF tonight (5/11/16) on the southbound train. She used to live out here with Gordy before they moved into town. I think it is a M88 tank recovery vehicle - R.K. Patrick Durand: The four stacks Identify this as one of the ARR GP7 units numbered 1801-1810.
Jeff McCrea was stationed in Alaska from 1987 to 1992, but has always had strong feelings for the Alaska Railroad. | 2013 Jerry Peters: During the period that the 1800's were being rebuilt, it was decided that the last three units sent to Paducah (1807, 1808, and 1809), would be equipped to act as electrical power generators for operating the Rotary Snow Plow no. | 1999 | 2000 proclaims an excited Dave Blazejewski. The train is the only way in or out for 60 miles. 4. Check out this killer drone shot of the, On a beautiful night for photography the returning, Riding the Alaska Railroad is even better than photographing it from afar. Number 602 sold to Bryan Zak in Homer who planned on turning it into an espresso/art shop. Just inside the air brake train line valves on each side, two high voltage, 1000 amp (I think) single pole receptacles were installed to provide power to the two traction motors used to operate the snow thrower wheel on the front of the Rotary. Continuously welded rail reduces maintenance costs and improves passenger ride quality. The isolation, the beauty, and, yes, even the danger of running into a mama bear protecting her cubs, all add to the adrenaline of living off the grid.
They want to give Jimmy time to grab his .44 and make it to his property line to say hi. But today the "Who let the Girls Out" train visited the South Palmer (State Fairgrounds) Station. Redfearn smiles and tells Gordy to get ready to blow the whistle. Engine 556 and her tender have rested on the Park Strip along 9th avenue for many years. (1, 2, 3) Robert says, "Number 602 was delivered in Soldotna. Second, the Alaska Railroad volunteers to haul snow from Fairbanks hundreds of miles away. From Curt Fortenberry: I'm speculating that GP7 frame is 1807, it was wrecked during the winter of 83/84, and retired March 84. There are still a few whistle stop trains in America that make scheduled stops in small, rural towns, but only one flag stop train that will stop anywhere, anytime along the tracks to pick up or drop off passengers — or just to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Alaskan wilderness. The first is at Potter while the second is along Turnagain Arm.
See Jim James and Janet Weiss Perform ‘Rainbow Connection’ With Kermit the Frog, The Music of ‘Big Little Lies’: How Timing and a Child’s Taste Make the Perfect Soundtrack, My Morning Jacket Collect Unreleased Songs for ‘Tennessee Fire’ 20th Anniversary Set. We might permanently block any user who abuses these conditions. Somewhere over the rainbow Folks traveling from Anchorage could ride the rails and "save on fuel, parking and headaches!" The first photo is Glacier Discovery at Portage stop, 8/30/16. Jim was known for his intelligence, wit, and dry sense of humor. It was a rail grinder. The Jansen family and Lynden companies are currently a major supporter of the restoration of former ARR locomotive #557. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Living life ‘off the grid’ at the edge of America: Dennis McCarthy, LAUSD, Long Beach Unified join larger districts in calling for statewide standard to reopen schools, Some SoCal businesses are boarded up in case of election unrest, police prepare, Election 2020: 5 things to know about L.A. County voting — and some honorable mentions, LAPD to begin recording, storing helicopter footage on Election Day. Nancy James passed away in Palmer, Alaska. Running on true grit and a 130 HP 235 straight 6 engine, a long adventure and many stories ensued. On Monday the 19th of September 2016 the final Hurricane Turn of the season made it's trek north from Talkeetna to its namesake bridge to turn back for the last time until next May. Mary and Clyde Lovel have lived out here since the late-50s when they started homesteading their land from the federal government. Anyway, Frank Keller says of his awesome photo, ", At the end of August each year a twelve day state fair is held in Palmer. Jimmy James and his wife, Nancy, have become reluctant celebrities living off the grid in the Alaskan wilderness after appearing on the reality TV show “Railroad Alaska.” (photo by Casey McCarthy) “He died a few years ago. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Where do you think these two photos were taken? In time the Alaska Railroad retired their three ex-SP ACF bi-levels and sold them. Where do you think these two photos (1, 2) were taken? He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. (1, 2, 3). - Jonathan Fischer. The Picture of the Week Both Robert Krol and Timothy Sullivan identified the locations correctly. 72 will be on parade duty when not towing the BBQ trailer. Being a huge fan of the Discovery Channel's Railroad Alaska I was blown away to see Jim James onboard.
June 8, 2014 I was again able to catch a rainbow in the background of an ARR shot. Dave Blazejewski managed to capture the beauty of the fireworks and the joyful elegance of the, A shot I have long tried to capture finally came together as I followed a, Soon after the Denali Star pulled away from the train depot at Denali National Park Skip Nyegard, Freight is the Alaska Railroad’s bread-and-butter, generating about three-fifths of operating revenues. These photos (1, 2) were taken in Seward, as we were breaking up the coal train. Discover what to watch this November including a Marvel docu-series, a '90s reboot, and a Star Wars holiday celebration. Sometimes freight includes specialty movements of very large or oddly-shaped equipment and materials, as well as in-state shipments of cement, scrap metal, pipe and military equipment. The shot is looking at the rear of the unit (look where the air tanks are). | 2012 “We don’t really have a schedule.
If you want to know in detail what it’s like to raise a family in the Alaskan wilderness, this is where you find it. | 2014 The three ex-SP ACF bi-levels were repainted for Whittier train service and numbered 601-603 while the ex-SP commute coaches were rebuilt into the Princess Tours super dome cars. Jim had been terminally ill with lung cancer. What came next has to be one of the better ideas ever to come to pass in Anchorage, and a wonderful display for visitors, residents, and rail fans. Mary Lovel opens her makeshift bookstore along the tracks for passengers who want an autographed copy of one of the books about raising a family in the Alaskan wilderness. “I’ve got no problem with outhouses.”. I don't remember which were going back to Anchorage at this point, but we were separating the orange ones from the blue ones, and one group was staying in Seward, while the other group was going north. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), Page created 1/1/16 and last updated 12/25/16 This years events featured various treats as Spirit- 'The 7th Fire of Alaska', Pat Benatar, amusement rides, monster trucks and cabbages and the Alaska Railroad. I meet Jim on the Hurricane Turn on June 13, 2014. Mary Lovel waves to passengers as the Hurricane Turn passes the home she and her husband, Clyde, homesteaded from the federal government in the late 1950s. Jim loved to hunt and fish and also delighted in figuring out how to bring modern technology into his wilderness residence.
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