The Friday June 24 edition of the
Alaska Railroad Glacier Discovery train was its usual old self on this
day. Prior to departure from Anchorage it looked as follows.
After one half mile or less, the track briefly meets the Turnagain Arm
The railroad line warps inland for about 10 miles to south
Anchorage. Along that portion, a truck was spotted fouling the
Klatt Road intersection. Below right is the Cross Road crossing
where I captured the special Glacier Discovery the prior day.
Below left is the meadow where I photographed the lengthy Glacier
Discovery the day before. There are plenty of mosquitos and other
biting insects out there. Below right, in the larger thumbnail,
look for a dragon fly in the cloud.
Above left, Mount Redoubt is visible
many miles away. On the right, the Glacier Discovery pulls into
the Potter's Marsh siding to allow the first Cruise Train to
meet. This train utilizes standard low level coaches.
Above right, Conductor Mark Bear watches his train back onto the
mainline after the meet. Below right, Engineer Dennis Bouwens
waits to throw the switch while Fireman Bill Bivins backs the train.
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