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All aboard

...Railroad is fairly unique, it's one of the last remaining class one (large) U.S. railroads that still has passenger service," he said.But early Alaska Railroad model trains were crude, childish things not geared to the serious model...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-04-27/all-aboard
Neighbors
Tom Shanley

...He worked varied jobs on research vessels and in salmon packing plants before becoming the Alaska Marine Highway passenger service manager, the post that ultimately led him to settle down in Juneau. Tom then earned an appointment as the Deputy...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000168190382
Alaska railroad efforts should not be minimized

...adeptly secured $30 million annual funding for our Alaska Railroad to continue capital projects and to preserve passenger service. I was utterly insulted and felt snubbed to read that some outsiders and naysayers call our Alaska Railroad a railroad...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2012-07-25/alaska-railroad-efforts-should-not-be
Letters
M/V Taku service interrupted due to mechanical issue

...Monday, resulting in an interruption to scheduled passenger service.The ferry was sailing from Sitka to Petersburg...immediately notified and has cleared the ferry to resume passenger service to Ketchikan.The M/V Taku is scheduled to depart...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-29/mv-taku-service-interrupted-due-mechani
State
Alaska Air chief upbeat about airline's future

...agreement is within reach. The company also has yet to settle a contract with more than 3,000 clerical, office and passenger-service workers. Earlier this year, Alaska ordered a fleet-wide review after a series of pressurization problems. The...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051206/sta_20060512024.shtml
News
Northwest Digest

...contract terms with more than 3,600 clerical workers, passenger service and ramp crews, the company said Monday. "Open...company said in a statement. The clerical, office and passenger service contract, which became amendable in October 2004...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051606/sta_20060516010.shtml
News
State Briefs

...carriers to which the U.S. Postal Service could give bypass mail. They say doing so would save money and encourage passenger service to rural villages. Under the bypass program, shippers can send 1,000 pounds or more of material, including groceries...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052302/sta_briefs.shtml
News
Senate OKs bill to save millions on Alaska mail

...Then air carriers would have to cut back their rural passenger service dramatically, something he doesn't want to see...two-pronged approach to cap costs while protecting passenger service. Their legislation first would restrict new carriers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061002/sta_mail.shtml
News
This Day in History

...Reserve Number Four produced a honey-colored oil, but no oil in commercial quantities was found. In 1951, daily passenger service on the Alaska Railroad began from Fairbanks to Anchorage. In 1959, Ernest Williams, a Kake village leader, was...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061806/sta_20060618011.shtml
News
This Day in History

In Alaska In 1954, the Alaska Steamship Company announced it would discontinue passenger service at the end of the 1954 summer season. In 1968, Bechtel Corporation, the nation's largest construction company, reported it...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071904/sta_thisday.shtml
News

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