Ride the Alaska Railroad through some of Alaska’s most spectacular scenery. The Alaska Railroad is truly the perfect way to explore Alaska. Travel past the tallest peak in North America on the Denali Star Route with service between Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali National Park and Fairbanks. Or head south from Anchorage on the Alaska Railroad for spectacular sites in the dome cars on the Coastal Classic to Seward and Kenai Fjords National Park, or to Whittier and the Prince William Sound.
The Alaska Railroad’s main line stretches 470 miles from Seward to Fairbanks, connecting communities all along Southcentral and Interior Alaska. The main line was completed in 1923 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. In 1943, the Railroad completed a 12-mile spur to the tiny port town of Whittier. In total, the Alaska Railroad provides regularly scheduled passenger service along 482 miles of track – an expanse greater than the distance between Boston and Washington, D.C.
The Alaska Railroad operates year round, with scheduled serviced varying seasonally: the busy summer season stretches from mid-May to mid-September, while the quieter winter schedule spans mid-September to mid-May.
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