2013 News Archive
Julia O'Malley: Alaska Railroad family's memories, uncovered after 50 years - 12/27/13
Anchorage Daily News

Last summer, workers demolishing an old Alaska Railroad warehouse near Ship Creek found something unusual inside a wall. It was an old-fashioned photo album: Black leather-bound cover with pages made of delicate black paper. "Marie and Irvan Christian" was embossed on the front cover.

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ARRC 3014 Tier 0+ Emission Kit Rebuild - 12/20/13

The ARRC hs submitted a solicitation for locomotive no. 3014 Tier 0+ Emission Kit Rebuild.

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North Slope natural gas plant delayed - 12/20/13
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
By Matt Buxton

The delay also has been an opportunity for the board to look at other possibilities for natural gas, Rodvik said. Today’s agenda includes updates from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, the Alaska Railroad Corp. and the Alaska Gasline Development Corp.

"The board wanted to hear from DNR on Cook Inlet, from the railroad on the possibility of moving LNG by rail and the status of the Point MacKenzie rail extension, and to hear from AGDC on the status of its project," Rodvik said in an email.

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Alaska holiday train a delight for youngsters with Christmas on the brain - 12/10/13

If you've got Santa and his elves, a magician and some hot chocolate, what else could you add to possibly make a little child's holiday even more special? Take all of that and put it on a train, of course!

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Alaska Railroad plans to charge fees for right of way encroachment - 11/21/13
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Landowners along Alaska Railroad will face new fees for encroaching onto railroad land.
The railroad board of directors voted Tuesday to charge neighbors who use railroad land near tracks and limit access.

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Engine 557 Restoration Company holds raffle - 11/21/13
By Patrick Durand

Engine 557 Restoration Company is holding a raffle to raise funds for the restoration effort.


Alaska Railroad private car Denali provides the ultimate experience in Alaskan travel. Up to 16 people can ride and visit in the lap of luxury on a day charter, coupled to the rear of the Coastal Classic train from Anchorage to Seward and back. A fantastic trip for a wedding party, business retreat, employee recognition, customer appreciation, family reunion or the aspiring rail baron or baroness. The charter cost is $10,000.00 for the day or you can purchase a chance on winning this trip of a lifetime .

We have a raffle ticket for you while the limited supply of 150 lasts.


The Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry is selling only 150 raffle tickets at $100 each to benefit Engine 557 Restoration Company. All proceeds will also be matched by a generous Rasmuson Foundation grant. The winning tickets will be drawn at 557 p.m. December 31, 2013 at the 557 Engine House in Wasilla.

You can participate by mail. Include your complete mailing address and day time phone number.

Make checks payable to: The Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry or just MATI
In the notes section insert "557 Raffle permit #707"

Mail to: 557 / MATI
P.O. Box 875360
Wasilla, AK 99687-5360

Note. If your check arrives after the last ticket is sold or after December 31, 2013, It will be returned by mail.

I thank you for your consideration in support of Engine 557 Restoration Company.

Patrick J. Durand, President
Engine 557 Restoration Company



Fairbanks-raised O’Leary named Alaska Railroad chief - 10/26/13
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
By Jeff Richardson

FAIRBANKS—A born-and-raised Fairbanksan is taking the top job at the Alaska Railroad.

The railroad’s board of directors announced Friday that Bill O’Leary will be the new president and CEO. He’ll start work in the position on Nov. 1.

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Bill O'Leary named president and CEO of the Alaska Railroad - 10/26/13
Anchorage Daily News

The Alaska Railroad Board of Directors announced today that Bill O’Leary has been named as President and CEO of the Alaska Railroad. O’Leary succeeds departing President and CEO Chris Aadnesen who has served in the position since September 2010.

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Holland America to buy major Denali National Park hotel - 10/3/13
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
By Jeff Richardson

FAIRBANKS - Holland America Line announced plans on Wednesday to add another major hotel to its holdings outside Denali National Park.

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