Riverboats once were Alaska’s lifeline

In days of yore when the northland was being explored, boats served when the water was open; when frozen, dog sleds were the mode of travel.

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Climb aboard the Alaska Railroad’s special event trains this fall

Fall is here and so are the Alaska Railroad’s many special event trains. It’s the perfect time of year to ride along the Railbelt and see the vibrant colors of the fall season, where passengers can experience the great views outside and the good times inside. Bring the whole family aboard for a scary good time on the Kid’s Halloween Train.

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Railroad Created Alaska’s Largest City

In 1903 the Alaska Central Railroad built 51 miles of rail between Seward and Turnagain Arm to connect the port with the Sunrise and Hope mining districts.

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