2017 News Archive

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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Mat-Su commuter train? We’ve got the rails, just need the will - 10/18/17
Alaska Dispatch News
By Cynthia Wentworth

On April 5, 2017, Anchorage was fortunate to have Madison, Wisconsin's Mayor Paul Soglin speak at Alaska Common Ground's transportation series.

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Pride and progress in Whittier - 10/15/17
Alaska Dispatch News
By Marc Lester

WHITTIER -- No one has a better view of Whittier than June Miller. From her condo on the top floor of Begich Towers, she's been able to see the whole city for decades. Change happens gradually, but increasingly here, she said.

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Port Mac rail extension is 75% complete; embankment closed for travel - 10/2/17
By Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Officials with the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough said the last segment of the project was cleared in spring 2017 and surveyors continue to install monuments along the entire route.

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