Feb 4, 2017

Welcome to Alaska!

I have been to Alaska twice on cruise ships and rode the White Pass up the hill to Canada but never got further north to ride the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage
and into the wilderness. Jim Bowden lived up there for 40 years and enjoyed seeing them just about every day. Now he models in HO scale several versions of the
different passenger trains they had depending on the time line and different power sets.
Here we have Alaska meeting with Maine Central Railroad but where this would occur
in real life escapes me for the moment.
Member Steve hart showed up today at the club to run his Milwaukee Road #156 Bi-Centennial scheme on the point of other normal SD40-2s and a switcher.
The switcher must have been needing maintainance and is returning to its assigned location. Don C. has a near identical collection of locos.
Greg Mercier had 2 Maine Central trains running Thursday including this steam engine with a freight.
See how nice it runs without making all that nasty smoke like the SP&S locos do on our railroad.
Rodney Dangerfield, woops, Rodney Huffman has a Great Northern U boat on the rails but seems to be running
backwards. But for Rod that may be normal.
Final shot of the Alaska passing through some scenery that may be comparable to the real scenery
up there past the Great White North.

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