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Alaska Railroad Department Overview


As the largest work group, Transportation includes the most varied activities. The transportation workforce, from Train Dispatchers and Brakemen to Locomotive Engineers, Conductors and Terminal Supervisors, work together to move customer goods to destinations across the Alaska Railroad system, always focused on the primary goal of safe and efficient transportation of goods and passengers to meet our customers' expectations.


The Maintenance Department is responsible for the construction and maintenance of ARRC's hundreds of miles of roadway, track structures, facilities, bridges and tunnels traveled by the trains each and every day. Heavy equipment operators and mechanics are a key support resource in this department. Our track maintenance crews work in some of the most beautiful country in the world.


The Mechanical Division keeps over 60 locomotives and over 1700 passenger and freight cars in serviceable condition. The Mechanical team operates a locomotive overhaul back shop and two locomotive maintenance facilities for preventive maintenance, repairs and servicing of equipment. Preventive maintenance, modifications, and heavy repairs to railcars are performed at our two car shops.


The Safety group is dedicated to improving workplace safety by creating an awareness and performance expectation in safety and health through employee participation, education, and leadership at all levels.

Projects, Engineering, and Grant Administration

The Projects Group is responsible for the design, construction and oversight of the Alaska Railroad internal and federally funded capital projects. From straightening miles of track to ensure greater safety and increased speeds to rerouting track away from potentially dangerous road grade crossings, the Projects Group's engineers and support staff are busy expanding the vertical and horizontal structures of the Alaska Railroad.

Business Development/ Reservations & Ticketing

At the Alaska Railroad, we understand that to be effective, a transportation services company must understand its customers' needs just as well as the customer does. Our Business Development Department is a team of professionals comprised from freight marketing, logistics, passenger sales and marketing, and customer service. Our Passenger Services group provides outstanding reservation, ticketing and tour services to the thousands of people who travel on the Alaska Railroad every year.

Passenger Operations

Our Passenger Operations group ensures that the thousands of people who travel on the Alaska Railroad every year have an experience they'll always remember.  They're responsible for the station and depot operations, handle your baggage, and operate the Gift Shop, where you can purchase mementos of your Alaska Railroad adventure.

Information, Technology and Telecommunications

The Signals and Telecommunications Groups are an important part of the future of the Railroad, as we move toward computer-assisted dispatch and GPS monitoring of train locations. The Information Services Group provides wide-ranging support for complex automated business and operating systems.


The Finance Department makes sure the company stays on budget and meets its profitability goals by overseeing all financial activities, including budgeting, auditing, regulatory compliance, taxes and reporting.

Human Resources

Employees determine the ARRC's success. The Human Resource Department has responsibility for the development and administration of all employment related programs including compensation, health, life and pension benefits, drug and alcohol program management, training and development, and recruitment.

Supply Management

To keep the Railroad running, the purchasing, supply and warehouse team works cooperatively with the operating departments, ensuring that the right materials and services arrive at the right time.

Real Estate and Facilities

Like many railroads, the ARRC owns land along the right-of-way and in others areas of the State. A dedicated team of professionals manage these assets through permits and leases, creating a revenue stream that makes a significant contribution to the bottom line. 

Legal Division

The Legal Division is responsible for managing the legal affairs of the corporation, including pursuing or defending against claims by third parties and regulatory agencies, administering the workers’ compensation and insurance programs, and meeting FTA civil rights requirements. The division also participates in the broad range of activities of the railroad by working closely with each of the other departments to avoid potential legal pitfalls.

Police and Security Department

ARRC has its own railroad police department, headed by a Director/Chief Special Agent, and including a Program Manager and three sworn Special Agents. Additionally, Contract Security officers are engaged to conduct routine security patrols and inspections across the system.

The Alaska Railroad Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.