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  • Jan 26, 2004, 09:03 AM
    Train services
    How can I get information on train services between Anchorage and Fairbanks?
  • Jan 26, 2004, 11:40 AM
    Re: train services
    Alaska Railroad Fairbanks to Anchorage
    Relax and view the scenic beauty of a ride on the Alaska Railroad, the last full-service railroad in the United States. Sit back and enjoy the comfortable seating and large picture windows. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife and magnificent views of Mt. McKinley. After departing Fairbanks the train crosses the Tanana River on one of the world's longest single-span bridges. It was here, at the west end of the 702-foot bridge, that President Harding drove the final spike competing the railroad in 1923. Just before arriving Denali Park you will enter the scenic Nenana River Canyon, a popular spot for whitewater rafting. After departing at Denali you will pass though Broad Pass, the highest point on the Alaska Railroad at 2,363 feet. North of Talkeetna you will cross the startling 918-foot Hurricane Gulch trestle, towering 296 feet above the creek below. Be sure to have your camera ready, as this is one of the route's best photo opportunities. South of Talkeetna, about 3 hours before you reach Anchorage marks one of the most spectacular views of McKinley, and if the weather is good the train will slow to allow passengers to snap a few photos. Keep an eye out for bears, moose, eagles, beavers, wolves and swans.

    The train features informative tour guides, and diner cars offer a casual and relaxed atmosphere. There is also a dome viewing car which passengers may enjoy on a shared, rotating basis. The railroad is accessible to wheelchairs, with special ramps at the depots and provisions on the coaches for occupied wheel chairs.

    Length: 12 Hours

    Departure Information:
    8:15 AM depart Fairbanks Depot, arrive Anchorage 8:00 PM

    Rates and Operating Dates Adult Child
    5/16/04 to 6/5/04 $140.00 $70.00
    6/6/04 to 9/6/04 $175.00 $88.00
    9/7/04 to 9/13/04 $140.00 $70.00
    Rates do not inlude tax and are subject to change without notice.

    Check Availability: May, June, July, August, September

    More Information: Alaska Railroad Schedule and Rates, Alaska Railroad

    For reservations or additional information call 800-208-0200 or submit an online reservation request.

    Payment and Cancellation Policy
    A deposit equal to 30% of services reserved is due at the time of booking, with the balance due 45 days prior to your first day of travel. The following change and cancellation fees apply. Between 45 to 31 days prior to your first day of travel a 10% cancel/change fee will apply. Between 30 to 15 days prior to your first day of travel a 50% cancel/change fee will apply. Within 14 days of travel, your package is non-refundable and non-changeable. Because we cannot make exceptions to our cancellation or change policies for any reason, including family and medical emergencies, we STRONGLY encourage you to purchase travel insurance.

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