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Alaska Railroad between Anchorage and Fairbanks

T. C. Fuglestad

Alaska Railroad between Anchorage and Fairbanks

guidebook to permafrost and engineering problems

by T. C. Fuglestad

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Published by State of Alaska, Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys in cooperation with Alaska Railroad Corporation in Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A .
Written in English

  • Alaska,
  • Alaska.
    • Subjects:
    • Alaska Railroad Corporation.,
    • Railroads -- Alaska -- Design and construction -- Cold weather conditions.,
    • Permafrost -- Alaska.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby T.C. Fuglestad.
      SeriesGuidebook / Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys ;, 6, Guidebook (Alaska. Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys) ;, 6.
      ContributionsAlaska. Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys., Alaska Railroad Corporation., International Conference on Permafrost (4th : 1983 : University of Alaska)
      LC ClassificationsTF25.A4 F84 1986
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 82 p. :
      Number of Pages82
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2496578M
      LC Control Number87621366

      The Alaska Railroad provides regular freight and passenger service between Fairbanks and Southcentral Alaska towns. Shown on the left is the railroad's Fairbanks depot, off the Johansen Expressway on the northern edge of the railroad yards. It opened in , replacing the depot in downtown Fairbanks (right) which opened in Borough: Fairbanks North Star. Alaska Railroad In Color, Volume 1, Decades of Transition, by Kevin J. Holland. Morning Sun Books Inc. The Alaska Railroad Between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Guidebook to Permafrost and Engineering Problems, by T.C. Fuglestad.

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Alaska Railroad between Anchorage and Fairbanks by T. C. Fuglestad Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Alaska Railroad operates year-round, regularly scheduled passenger service connecting Southcentral and Interior Alaska. Fares are one-way unless noted otherwise.

A key for the fare tables can be found at the bottom of this page. Runs northbound to Fairbanks only May 14 and southbound to Anchorage only September Adventure Class service only. Route Map The Alaska Railroad’s main line stretches miles from Seward to Fairbanks, connecting communities all along Southcentral and Interior Alaska.

The main line was completed in after 9 years of construction; President Warren G. Harding traveled to Alaska for the occasion and personally drove in the Golden Spike to finish the job. Alaska Railroad Fairbanks to Anchorage. Fairbanks Depot: Johansen Expressway, Anchorage Depot: West 1st Avenue, Depart Fairbanks: AM Arrive Anchorage: PM Duration: 11 hours, 45 minutes Distance: miles Route: Denali Star Service Options: Adventure Class, GoldStar, Wilderness Express Meal Service: Grab ‘N Go, Sit Down Dining.

An Alaska Railroad engine pulls every train, but north of Anchorage (Talkeetna, Denali, and Fairbanks), you can also book private dome railcars operated by the cruise lines and other companies.

You don't have to be a cruise passenger to book them. Here's how to book the options: Alaska Railroad () or () Alaska Railroad's Goldstar class is the top option, with one or two Goldstar ultra-domes operating on each Denali Express or Aurora Winter Train.

You are assigned a reserved reclining seat on the upper deck of an ultra-dome car built inwith wrap-around glass sides, ceiling & end walls potentially giving a degree view. Winter in Alaska is a magical time, with fewer visitors and a serene, snow-covered landscape.

If you’re here from mid-September to mid-May, you can take it in from the comfort of the Aurora Winter Train, which runs between Anchorage and Fairbanks. This tour starts in Anchorage and combines travel by train and motorcoach between Seward and Fairbanks, ending with a scheduled flight from Fairbanks returning to Anchorage.

Guided sightseeing in two of Alaska most diverse communities - Anchorage and Fairbanks - provides unique perspective of living North of Fairbanks is located just short of the Arctic Circle, a mere miles south. "The Golden Heart City" is known as both a reference to the discovery of gold in as well as for its close proximity to the geographic center of Alaska.

Even with a fairly large population, o people, Fairbanks remains a charming frontier travel destination. Fairbanks sits at a hub in the highway system connecting the Parks, Richardson, Steese and Elliott state highways. It also has an International Airport and is the northern terminus of the Alaska Railroad.

The trip between Fairbanks and Anchorage is 12 hours by train, and it usually takes 7 or 8 hours to travel the road miles by car.

Reach the end of the Alaska Railroad line at mile in Fairbanks by way of the Denali Star route or specialty Wilderness Express dome car service. Spend your last day in Alaska touring local attractions like the Alaska Native Heritage Center and the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, book a day cruise from a nearby port town, take a scenic day trip on one of the Alaska Railroad passenger trains, or fish for.

Tours from Alaska Railroad tend to sell out - travelers recommend booking in advance. Discover the beauty of Alaskan winters from the warmth of a train car with this ticket on Alaska Railroad. Travel from Anchorage to Fairbanks in a train with large picture windows and onboard dining.

See the unspoiled snow of the backcountry during this full /5(K). With so many options for traveling by train in Alaska, picking one can be difficult. Check out this page to see train comparisons to help you decide. Alaska Railroad: Adventure Class vs Gold Star - See 2, traveler reviews, 2, candid photos, and great deals for Anchorage, AK, at Tripadvisor.5/5(K).

Highlights: Touring Alaska by train is a relaxing way to experience all that the Greatland has to offer. Designed for independent travelers and train enthusiasts this tour utilizes several segments of the Alaska Railroad.

This round trip itinerary from Anchorage features a tour into Denali, a classic sternwheeler riverboat excursion in.

The Alaska Railroad (reporting mark ARR) is a Class II railroad which extends from Seward and Whittier, in the south of the state of Alaska, in the United States, to Fairbanks (passing through Anchorage), and beyond to Eielson Air Force Base and Fort Wainwright in the interior of that state.

At one time in its history, it extended to the banks of the Yukon River northeast of : Alaska. The Alaska Railroad between Anchorage and Fairbanks: guidebook to permafrost and engineering problems Volume 6 of Guidebook (Alaska.

Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys), Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys: Authors: T. Fuglestad, Alaska. Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, Alaska Railroad Corporation.

If your heart is set on train travel, don’t fret. The Alaska Railroad has amazing trips connecting Anchorage to Seward, Whittier, Talkeetna, Denali National Park and Fairbanks.

You can learn more about railroad tours throughout Alaska. The Alaska Marine Highway System is a state-operated ferry system. Many ships and routes make up the system. Journey between the mountains of the spectacular Alaska and Talkeetna ranges on an incomparable sightseeing experience from Fairbanks to Anchorage.

This tour includes rail travel aboard luxury railcar to Denali National Park rail depot, transfer and baggage handling to and from Denali area lodge, overnight at the hotel and rail travel to Anchorage. Alaska Railroad, Anchorage, AK. 69K likes.

Year-round rail service, daily summer departures. Reservations: Train Departures/Arrivals: /5(K). Anchorage is the larger city by far and closest to the ship embarkation point. Fairbanks is a smaller city and greater distance to the port.

Fairbanks is miles north of Anchorage. Anchorage to the port is 60 miles which includes going through a one way tunnel shared by the railroad.

Yellow Denali Rail Tours. Need a few extra nights to explore Anchorage or Fairbanks. Book a night Yellow Denali Rail Tour. Yellow Tours include hotel accommodations in Anchorage and/or Fairbanks at the beginning and the end of your rail trip.

During your rail tour, you’ll also enjoy overnight hotel accommodations in Denali and/or McKinley. You can book a rail tour directly with the Alaska Railroad, which runs miles of track from the cruise embarkation town of Seward though to Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali and ultimately Fairbanks. The Alaska Railroad’s main passenger depot is located in Anchorage and runs from Seward to Fairbanks.

History. Anchorage wasn’t officially founded untileven though British explorer Captain James Cook sailed past the site in and gold prospectors discovered the bounty of Ship Creek in the late s. Beginning your journey in Fairbanks, this train will take you on a hour, mile southbound experience where you'll have the opportunity to see much of Alaska's vast wilderness.

You'll travel through two of Alaska's geographical regions on this trip, starting in the Interior and making your way towards South Central. It is the Alaska Railroad’s flagship route, connecting Anchorage and Fairbanks with stops in Wasilla, Talkeetna and Denali National Park.

You will be astounded by the sparkling salmon streams and stands of birch and spruce that come into view, while carpets of fireweed add dramatic purple to the landscape. The Alaska Railroad is your ticket to Alaska adventure. In the summer, the Denali Star Train makes two stops daily at the Talkeetna Depot; from Anchorage, the train arrives to Talkeetna at am and departs to journey south to Anchorage at pm.

Guests may spend the day in Talkeetna enjoying a flight-seeing tour of Denali, a jet-boat tour on the Susitna River, or simply explore the shops Location: Mile Talkeetna Spur Rd,AK. Get this from a library. The Alaska Railroad between Anchorage and Fairbanks: guidebook to permafrost and engineering problems.

[T C Fuglestad; Alaska. Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.; Alaska Railroad Corporation.]. Alaska/Yukon Trails operates a bus from Anchorage, AK - Bent Prop Inn & Hostel to Fairbanks, AK - Downtown Hotels once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $ and the journey takes 9h 17m.

Alternatively, Alaska Railroad operates a train from Anchorage to Fairbanks 3 times a week. Tickets cost $ - $ and the journey takes 11h 45m. The Alaska Railroad was used by the army to transport military personnel, supplies, and construction materials between Seward, Whittier, Anchorage, and Fairbanks.

The collection consists of a xerographic copy of a report on the : Gwendolyn Higgins. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Railroad remains shut down between Anchorage and Fairbanks following a earthquake that shook the southern part of the state on Friday. No one was injured in Friday’s earthquake — or the more than 1, aftershocks that have rattled the state since — but it did cause extensive damage and knocked out.

Train & Bus Express Checkout. This is the only place where you will find real time online booking for the Park Connection Motorcoach, along with all classes of Alaska train service, from the Alaska Railroad's Adventure Class and GoldStar Domes, to private dome rail cars like the Wilderness Express and McKinley Explorer.

Even better, it is powered by Alaska Tour & Travel, a leader in the. The Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad's flagship train, links Fairbanks to Anchorage with stops in Wasilla, Talkeetna and Denali Park. On this route, sparkling salmon streams and stands of birch and spruce come into view, while carpets of fireweed add dramatic purple to the landscape.

Guided travel on the remote Dalton Highway across the Arctic Circle, Yukon River and the spectacular Brooks Mountain Range to the Arctic Ocean. Bus transfer from Anchorage to Denali. Flight from Fairbanks to Anchorage. View Dates & Pricing. Call to Book Denali Star Train.

The Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad's flagship train. The Denali Star is the Crown Jewel of Alaska, providing year round service between Fairbanks and Anchorage. Coach Class and Ultra Dome seating is available.

The Glacier Discovery train serves Whittier, Grandview, Spencer Glacier and Portage. Start studying Alaska Test. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

Search. Where does the Alaska Railroad, which runs north from Anchorage, end. What is the most likely way for people to travel between Cordova and Anchorage. By air. Where are clients least likely to see glaciers from the water.

Travel the Alaska Railroad route from Anchorage to the cozy climbing town of Talkeetna, the wildlife and mountain mecca of Denali, or the historic town of Fairbanks - and back.

Learn more and book today. A: I would recommend taking the Alaska Railroad between Fairbanks and Whittier and a 7-day Alaska cruise between Whittier and Vancouver. You would need two days to do the rail travel with an overnight in Anchorage.

The rail from Fairbanks to Anchorage is a twelve hour. Enjoy scenic rail travel along the historic Alaska railroad and overnight at a Denali National or Denali State Park hotel.

Blue Denali Rail Tours start and end at the Rail depot (Anchorage, Fairbanks or both) and range from 1 to 4 nights in the Denali area. Alaska Railroad: Terrific Trip - Fairbanks to Anchorage - See 2, traveler reviews, 2, candid photos, and great deals for Anchorage, AK, at Tripadvisor.5/5(K).

Rail travel between Denali and Fairbanks is aboard Alaska Railroad’s Adventure Class service. Upgrades to Alaska Railroad’s GoldStar service in a glass-domed car with a meal included are available for $ per person, per leg (based on availability).This morning, transfer to Denali Depot.

Board the world-famous Alaska Railroad for your scenic journey south to the community of Talkeetna, believed to be the inspiration for the fictional community of Cicely in the TV show “Northern Exposure”.

Afterward, travel by bus to Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city.Seward Train, Alaska Railroad Coastal Classic Train Anchorage to Seward with a stop in Girdwood.

The Seward Coastal Classic Train is the Alaska train connection for Seward cruise ship, whale watching and glacier day cruise to Kenai Fjord National Park.