Construction of railroad between Seward and Fairbanks, Alaska.
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Construction of railroad between Seward and Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Railroads,
  • Transportation,
  • Alaska

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Other titlesConstruction of railroad between Seward and Fairbanks, Alaska
SeriesS.rp.313
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Pagination1 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16135455M

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In , the Alaska Central Railroad began construction of the first railroad in the territory, heading northward from the port at Seward on the Kenai Peninsula, with the goal of reaching interior communities. Construction progressed at a tedious pace, thanks to the formidable terrain of the region, and by , the railroad was in  › Home › Railroad History. The Alaska Railroad stretches miles from Seward in the south to Fairbanks in the north. The train operates two main daily routes in the summer: a southern route between Seward and Anchorage and a northern route between Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali, and Fairbanks. On many trains, you have a choice of two classes: the railroad's basic   Seward Marine Terminal Expansion Master Plan Appendices () ( mb) Seward Transportation Connectivity Study () ( mb) Seward Freight Traffic Study () ( mb) Seward Passenger Traffic Study () (8 mb) Alaska Railroad Seward Dock Area Master Plan () ( mb) Dunbar Siding to Livengood Railroad Extension Route   been written about the Alaska Railroad construction and other historically significant events. One nonfiction publication that is well-regarded as an accurate historical reference tool is the Alaska Railroad in Pictures – (Volumes 1 and 2) by Bernadine LeMay Prince. It was published in in Anchorage as a hardcover ://

  Seward became an incorporated City in The Alaska Railroad was constructed between and , and Seward developed as the ocean terminus and supply center. By , Seward was the largest community on the Peninsula. Tsunamis generated after the earthquake destroyed the railroad terminal and killed several Construction of Alaska Railroad: Hearings Before the Committee on the Territories, House of Representatives, Sixty-sixth Congress, First Session, on H.R. , Authorizing the Appropriation of the Sum of $17,, in Addition to the Sum of $35,, Heretofore Authorized and Appropriated for the Construction of a Railroad in Alaska Between Seward and Fairbanks, with Necessary Sidings Seward - The "Railhead" of the Alaska Railroad.A year-round-deep-water port, Seward is the "gateway" to interior Alaska and is situated on Resurrection Bay's fertile, salmon and halibut-filled waters. The town is named in honor of William H. Seward who orchestrated the purchase of Alaska from the Russians in   Just miles south of the Arctic Circle, Fairbanks is the largest city of Alaska’s Interior region. Known as “The Golden Heart City” – a reference both to its location near Alaska’s geographic center and also to the discovery of gold in – Fairbanks is a hub for goods and transportation to remote villages as well as the oil fields of Prudhoe ://

  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 :// 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 :// The Alaska Railroad becomes the property of the State of Alaska in transfer ceremonies held in Nenana and Seward. Groundwork is set to increase revenues from petroleum products and piggyback trailer service by operating overnight priority trains between Anchorage and Fairbanks, and to reduce losses from passenger service through purchase   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 in , with wrap-around glass sides, ceiling & end walls potentially giving a degree ://m/