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Alaska - Freight

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Alaska - Freight
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 8:24 PM
Can anyone tell me what Alaska's main rail freight is and what type cars they use?

Thanks for reading
Nick
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 1, 2004 8:53 AM
I don't know what types of rolling stock they have but I have a train dispatching simulator with Alaska Railroad on it. They have the following freight trains: Coal, Intermodal (gasp!),Freight, Gravel, Logs, and Oil.
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Posted by michaelstevens on Thursday, January 1, 2004 9:58 AM
Nick,

I'm pretty sure that coal (in 100T open hoppers) is the ARR's primary commodity.

Check out "http://www.akrr.com/freight/index.html" and see what they say.
British Mike in Philly
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 2, 2004 6:38 PM
Nick--

Here are some web sites that will knock your socks off--

http://www.alaskarails.org

http://www.roundhousehobbies.com

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org

Check out the Alaska Railroad pages on the fallen Flags site. In addition to loco and rolling stock photos, there is a roster of ARR freight equipment as of 1976.

--John
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 10, 2004 5:05 AM
Thanks for your replies. U have helped me a lot. [8D]
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Posted by GerFust on Monday, January 12, 2004 11:13 AM
Nick:

Petroleum and minerals top the list, actually. Then comes coal. Visit http://www.tomorrowsrailroads.org/pdf/AK.pdf for details on this. It is a handy download listed on the American Association of Railroad's (www.aar.org) RailFan site (http://www.railfanclub.org/school.html). Click "What's moving in your state"

-Jer
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