Cold trains and old trains

I've always liked trains ever since I was a kid. The newer trains don't get me as excited as the older ones. I had to get out this morning. I haven't been doing much photography and I sure haven't been posting much. So I had to go find out what was going on.

Actually things were pretty quiet. It was snowing a little and the only wildlife I came across was a few ravens, magpie's and ducks. They weren't doing anything exciting, just feeding and sleeping.

Alaska Railroads main office and yard is next to Ship Creek. They always have some pretty neat looking stuff around. Those frozen cars in the first picture are self propelled. They get used a lot in the summer.

The cabooses look like they are being retired. The logo's have all been painted over and stuff. I guess we had a smorgasborg of colors for them.
The trains next to the building have been made into a shop or something. They have the ARR colors but have the logo's of when ARR was owned by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Possession of the ARR was transferred to the State of Alaska in January, 1985.

The train by itself with no windows and some primer paint had written on its side "retired". I guess that's a good thing.

I sure like the looks of their main office.


Meggie said…
I could have guessed that you had a liking of old trains. Now one of those would look really cool on your front lawn! said…
I was thinking of you yesterday when we had our first snowfall of the season. We had several thousand flakes and they did not close schools early.
Dave said…
Meggie - A caboose and not a bulldozer? Cone on. :)

Diane - and you all survived that blzzard? :)
RuthieJ said…
I like trains too Dave--new or old. I sure missed the cabooses when they took them off the ends of trains too.