The photo above is of the Alaska Rairoad's shop and service yards. You will notice a number of interesting items, including many locomotives in the blue and yellow Alaska Railroad scheme. Also notice what appears to be a maintenance of way car in the left foreground. That is a Pullman World War II troop sleeper or kitchen car. It appears that the Alaska Railroad has found a maintenance of way use for this car. It is likely that the car was obtained by the Alaska Railroad in the days when the line was operated by the U.S. Federal Government's Department of Transportation. Once again, Dick Morris of the Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry writes: "The Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry in Wasilla has a flat made from a sleeper, a sleeper and kitchen in fairly original condition, and several sleepers gutted and converted to display space."

Photo courtesy of Bob Jackson