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Brew 602 Video - 11/19/17

Latest drone video of Brew 602 on Whistle Hill.

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Alaska Railroad drops contentious policy around private property near tracks - 11/14/17
Alaska Dispatch News
By Devin Kelly

The Alaska Railroad Corp. board voted Tuesday morning to drop a contentious policy that levied fines and fees on homeowners with lawns, sheds and other property within 100 feet of railroad tracks.

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Little Eska engine a reminder of Matanuska Valley’s coal-mining past - 11/6/17
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
By Ray Bonnell

FAIRBANKS - A small industrial locomotive in front of the railroad depot in Palmer is a reminder of the Matanuska Valley’s coal-mining past.

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Alaska Railroad's 2018 Art Print by Alaskan artist Beverly Stevens

Introducing the Alaska Railroad's 2018 Art Print by Alaskan artist Beverly Stevens!

Entitled "Here Comes the Train," this vibrant watercolor depicts a winter setting with a dog team approaching 20 Mile River as an Alaska Railroad train crosses the bridge. This is Beverly Stevens’ first painting for the Alaska Railroad’s annual commemorative print/poster.

Join us to meet the artist and purchase a signed print or poster:

Anchorage Depot: Saturday, November 11th, 10am-2pm
Fairbanks Depot: First Friday, December 1st, 4pm-7pm


Restoring Engine 557:
Work continues on last steam locomotive to run with the Alaska Railroad - 11/6/17
Alaska Dispatch News
By Bill Roth

Engine 557, an S160 class 2-8-0 consolidation steam locomotive, has come a long way since it first arrived in Alaska in December 1944.

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