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    Default Alaska Railroad trip report

    Just in case someone wants to take a little vacation from the comfort of their computer desk you can follow allong......
    enjoy.

    http://www.alaskarails.org/stories/A...ip-report.html

    Matt
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    Default RE: Alaska Railroad trip report

    Nice shots. I enjoyed some of the comments. Looks like it was a great trip.
    How long was the train ride? I'd love to take that trip. Beautiful country, of course-I love the mountains. :-)
    Must have been a heck of a climb-with that much power for so little weight.
    I'll have to check out some of the other pages on your site. I enjoyed the biker story.
    BTW! Seein's as you posted those shots, you owe me a keyboard. :P
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    Default RE: Alaska Railroad trip report

    Very nice shots! I am planning on taking my girlfriend there as a surprise next year :)
    Brian Bundridge
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    Default RE: Alaska Railroad trip report

    Glad u liked em.
    >>How long was the train ride?
    Train leaves Anch. at 8:15, gets to the park at 3:35, then to Fbx at 8:15pm -- see http://www.akrr.com/passenger/tt_index.htm

    >>heck of a climb-with that much power for so little weight
    I think the route has a few 2% + grades in there - and they use a GP40/SD70 combo - 3000+4000 = 7000 hp for 13pass cars (dont know what the HP requirement is) - but you'd also want protection power and the GP also has a HEP unit in it - as does the baggage car.

    >>other pages on your site
    John's site :-) , I don't have that much ability/energy.
    http://www.alaskarails.org/

    Macster,
    thanks for the compliment. Would be more than happy to show you round the neighborhood when you come up, or at least give pointers on things to do, places to see.

    Matt
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    Some great shots there Matt.Its been14yrs since the last time up in Alaska.Now all the funs been taken out of many places like Pink Mtn and Trutch on the drive up.Do they still have that model railroad set up in the Fairbanks depot.

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    >>Do they still have that model railroad set up in the Fairbanks depot.
    I havent been to Fairbanks yet, but they do still have the model RR in the depot, and in looking at the plans to the new depot there is a room set aside in there for the model railroad as well.
    http://www.akrr.com/PROJECTS/documen...rmodal_004.pdf

    >>Pink Mtn and Trutch
    those places saoud vaugly familiar from our drive up in 2002.

    Matt
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