As some of you may have heard I got a job working for Princess Cruise Ship Line in Alaska; a seasonal job with employee housing working from May through September. While there I had the opportunity to video and photograph the entire length of the Alaska Railroad round trip between Anchorage & Fairbanks; Anchorage & Seward; as well as Anchorage & Whittier. Quite the amazing opportunity. I got to film the Alaska railroad all the way to the interior as well as all along the gulf coast getting shots of the trains with the Pacific Ocean in the background.
Well I have finally had time to edit and upload all of my Alaska Railroad footage to my youtube account.
Here are three links.
Link 1: This is the opening seen to my Alaska RR DVD.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsfuyRQXL0s...nel_video_title
Link 2: This is a train ride that us employees got to take prior to guests arriving to the lodge.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER7vveT9k2Y...nel_video_title
Link 3: The rest of my Alaska RR vids can be found on my youtube account at this link:
BTW: I do not work on the cruise ships themselves. Princess Cruise Ship Line owns a number of lodges throughout Alaska as part of people's Alaska Cruise/Land tour. They provide employee housing and meals at the lodge. I was working at the lodge just out side of the town of Talkeetna, Alaska. On my off days I got to hang out in Talkeetna and since the Alaska RR runs right through town I got to railfan. I did request a few days off while I was there so I could grab a rental car to do the majority of my video shoots.
Just for the heck of it here are a few other links
This is a recruiting video showing what its like to work for Princess Cruise Ship Line in Alaska for a season:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d3zPVNkQPg
This is an official video off of the official Princess Cruise Ship Line youtube account about the lodges in Alaska (you kind of get an idea of where I worked)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6twl6QZ9g4...nel_video_title
This is yet another video off of the Princess Cruise Line youtube account. This is a video in general about cruising to Alaska on Princess with a little more about the lodges.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsIUGuVbhmI...nel_video_title
This is the lodge that I worked at May through September:http://www.princesslodges.com/mckinley-lodge.cfm