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Human error blamed for Fairbanks rail crash

FAIRBANKS - The Alaska Railroad says human error led to a rail car accident last month in Fairbanks.Nine cars carrying pipe disconnected from a train and rolled down a spur that led to Spenard...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-08/human-error-blamed-fairbanks-rail-crash
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Part III: Does the Willoughby District hold the key to affordable housing?

...circulator transit system that links Willoughby and downtown Juneau.This circulator, which could be a bus, trolley or light rail car or other system, would be a major component of making the district attractive to residents and business, Wold said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-03-26/does-willoughby-district-hold-key-affor
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Anchorage re-examining train car addition to bar

ANCHORAGE - City officials want to take a second look at a bar owner's plan to attach a rail car to the second floor of his building. Sound off on the important issues at Allan Choy says adding the double-decker Alaska Railroad...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062006/sta_20060620099.shtml
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Museum hold hovercraft exhibit

...a good fit in the museum's Hall of Transportation. The hall contains several restored aircraft, a stage coach, a rail car and a mini three-wheeled van-all used to deliver mail. The hovercraft serves Bethel and seven other villages along...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062802/sta_hovercraft.shtml
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Gravel mining makes way for industrial park

...Anchorage will be mined over the next three years, helping flatten and clear the land ahead of development. A railroad spur will be built to allow access to the site. Gravel will be shipped by rail car to a paving operation in South Anchorage.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051209/reg_438970601.shtml
Railroad expands on ski train idea to draw summer riders

...socialize with other passengers and perhaps even dance to a rollicking polka band on the way home in a hot, crowded rail car. The more adventurous version of a train ride, railroad officials have found, is what more visitors want when they...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021604/sta_railroad.shtml
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Alaska Digest

...plan to return to their Fairbanks residence, a converted Pullman coach. Once President Lyndon B. Johnson's executive rail car, the 40-foot coach is now parked on the banks of the Chena River. Murkowski also plans to set up an office at the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112906/sta_20061129077.shtml
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Company drops N. Pole refinery expansion plans

...Cook said. Tesoro will send the fuel to Flint Hills' Anchorage storage facilities. The fuel will then be sent by rail car to North Pole. Environmental Protection Agency regulations say the change to low-sulfur road diesel must begin in 2006...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112405/sta_20051124013.shtml
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If we must have a road out of Juneau, it should be a railroad

...Build a railroad. Add several flat cars for transporting vehicles, both cars and freight trucks. Use a passenger rail car for drivers and passengers. Delve into mountain sides at known avalanche chutes and to avoid sea lion haulouts and other...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070110/let_664000134.shtml
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Exploring Chugach National Forest just got easier

...in August. The railroad needs time to add an additional rail car to its train to accommodate the extra travelers and the...locomotive, was the key to the project. McClory said the new rail car will hold approximately 120 passengers and their gear...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051307/out_20070513005.shtml
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