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Alaska Railroad Names Ken Edmier of Georgia as Catch the Train Photo Contest Winner

Feb 1, 2024 | Media & Arts, News, Transportation

Ken Edmier of Leesburg, Georgia, was selected as the winner of the 2023 Alaska Railroad Catch the Train photo contest. He wins $1,500 and four round-trip tickets on the Denali Star train to Denali, along with having his photo on the cover of the 2025 Alaska Railroad calendar.

Ken Edmier

Ken Edmier of Leesburg, Georgia, is the grand prize winner in the annual Alaska Railroad Catch the Train photo contest. Edmier’s photograph bested nine others in a public vote through the Alaska Railroad Facebook page in January. Edmier’s photograph captures the Aurora Winter Train passing through a snowy landscape near Cantwell.

As the winner, Edmier receives $1,500 in cash, four round-trip tickets on the Denali Star Train to Denali and his photo will be the cover photo of the 2025 Alaska Railroad calendar.

From Hundreds, Twelve

Photographers from across the country participated in the yearly competition, submitting their best images of Alaska Railroad trains in all seasons. This year’s contest included nine photographers from six states: Alabama, Alaska, California, Georgia, Michigan, and Texas.

The photographers included in the 2025 calendar are:

  • Rebecca Richardson, Titus, Alabama
  • Tamara Shumate, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Jon Nafzger, Girdwood, Alaska
  • Dylan Robert, Fairbanks, Alaska (3 photos)
  • Gabriel Falk, Vista, California
  • Ken Edmier, Leesburg, Georgia
  • Pete Konefke, Huntington Woods, Michigan (2 photos)
  • Bruce Carswell, Lubbock, Texas
  • Miklos Szabo, Houston, Texas
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“This year’s Catch the Train photo contest brought us hundreds of photo submissions, and the opportunity to see our trains through the unique perspectives of our passengers and fans,” says Robin Moore, Alaska Railroad’s marketing communications manager. “The photos captured the essence of the Alaska Railroad and it was very difficult to pick the twelve best.”

Judges reviewed the submissions based on criteria such as artistic excellence, uniqueness, subject relevance, and composition. The selected finalists will see their photographs showcased as individual months in the Alaska Railroad’s 2025 calendar, and they will also be highlighted in its onboard magazine, Panoramas. Calendars are sold both online and in-person at Alaska Railroad Depot gift shops.

Alaska Business February 2024 cover
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In the February 2024 issue of Alaska Business, we engineered a special section that inspects the many ways architecture and engineering enrich our lives, from creating beautiful and functional spaces to crafting functional and safe transportation corridors. In addition to the built world in which we live, this issue celebrates small businesses and the many functions they provide, whether they're developing tools in the healthcare industry or opening new dining locations.

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