2017 News Archive
(January - March)

Update: Good Samaritan cleans off train graffiti - 3/24/17
By KTUU Staff 

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - On Thursday the Engine 556 locomotive was nearly clean of the graffiti that showed up earlier this week.

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Suspect in locomotive graffiti vandalism in custody - 3/23/17
Alaska Dispatch News
By Jerzy Shedlock

Police have arrested and charged an 18-year-old in connection with graffiti vandalism of a historic locomotive in downtown Anchorage.

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Tagged Downtown: Engine 556 gets hit by graffiti on the park strip - 3/21/17
By Leroy Polk 

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The retired steam locomotive resting at the corner of 9th Avenue and E Street on the Delaney Park Strip was vandalized via graffiti tag, and getting that paint off could prove to be more difficult than usual.

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Alaska Railroad looks forward to 2017 - 2/14/17
Peninsula Clarion

Like most of the state, Alaska’s only railroad operator is coping with a steep drop in revenue in the wake of a decline in oil prices, but is hoping to build other lines of business in the meantime.

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Alaska Railroad Announces Layoffs - 2/11/17
Seward City News
By SCN Editor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Today (February 10) the Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) announced the elimination of 49 positions as part of a major corporate restructuring effort.

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Alaska Railroad announces restructuring, cuts 49 positions - 2/11/17
Fairbanks Daily News Miner
By Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The state-owned Alaska Railroad is cutting 49 jobs as part of a major restructuring.

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31 People laid off at Alaska Railroad - 2/11/17
By Clinton Bennet

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Alaska Railroad Corporation announced today the elimination of 49 positions.

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Alaska Railroad lays off 31 and cuts vacant positions - 2/11/17
Alaska Dispatch News
By Annie Zak

The Alaska Railroad Corp. announced Friday it will eliminate 49 positions -- 8 percent of its workforce -- as it struggles with revenue declines and a drop in freight tonnage.

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Icy landscape, warm welcomes on glacier tour - 2/11/17
By Mary Pemberton

Hiking on Spencer Glacier in Alaska feels otherworldly, but it actually isn't that far away.

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Travel Tuesday: All aboard the Alaska Railroad with AKontheGO - 2/7/17
By Daybreak Staff

Looking to keep the kids engaged and get out of town this winter? Erin Kirkland with AKontheGO recommends the Alaska Rail Road’s winter trains.

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All aboard, visitors: Tourism trends up, freight down on the Alaska Railroad - 1/28/17
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
By Kevin Baird

FAIRBANKS - Alaska Railroad CEO Bill O’Leary delivered a state-of-the-railroad-style address at a Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday at the Carlson Center. 

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New townhomes expected in Ship Creek - 1/25/17
By Jackie Bartz 

A new construction housing project is slated to kickoff this summer, in Ship Creek. It’s part of a larger effort to revitalize downtown Anchorage.

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Alaska Railroad Iron Dog Snowmobile Safety PSA - 1/1/17
By Cory Davis

What's the one thing you'll never see Winter X games medalist and Iron Dog snowmobile racer Cory Davis do on a sled? Watch this :30 PSA to find out.

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Flint Hills demolishing North Pole refinery - 1/1/17
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
By Amanda Bohman

NORTH POLE -- Flint Hills Resources has begun tearing down its dormant refinery, dismantling hope — albeit modest hope — of oil refining operations restarting.

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