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    Railfanning in Alaska

    There are quite a few crossings were you can get your shots on that RR. From anchorage all the way to Talkeetna routes 1 and then 3 run pretty close to the RR. I think it's in Wasilla that there's a crossing that has a nice big parking lot next to/up hill from the RR. South from ancorage the...
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    KCS F Units on a Surprise Trip!

    Not bad, that train was in Kansas City monday morning, it went by me about 9 am just south of the yard.
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    coal cars colored ends

    Here's a video of a Rotary in action, while you can't see the couplers you can see the cars on both ends well. The whole unit is designed to rotate around the center of the couplers this way they don't have to unhook the cars when they dump them. The rotating part is built into the stem of the...
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    BNSF Jordan Spreaders

    And I've got ASTM 199250 in Westwood CA.
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    BNSF Jordan Spreaders

    I've got 972678 at Bend OR. Not sure if it's still there but that was the last place I saw it.
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    BN Rotary Snow Plows

    972577 was last I knew in Westwood CA.
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    What gauge?

    Ok, this is the info I just got, Philly's older trolley lines run at 62". BART in San Francisco runs 65". I guess there is no narrow gauge lines running. I do know of a RRer with a little private RR out by Leavenworth WA that's narrow gage! :)
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    What gauge?

    I believe there is a couple of commuter lines that run narrow gage, and I think it's Philly that uses a wide gage. I'm not sure of the numbers but I'll see about getting them. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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