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Train operator: Track failure caused derailment

...another.Officials said both the system and the track have been repaired.Two vintage locomotives and four passenger rail cars were involved in the derailment during a run from Skagway to Canada. The train was carrying about 360 passengers and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-01/train-operator-track-failure-caused-der
State
White Pass train halts runs after derailment

...train derailed as it reached the White Pass Summit.The derailment involved two vintage locomotives and four passenger rail cars, the company said in a written statement Wednesday night.The National Transportation Safety Board was informed of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-24/white-pass-train-halts-runs-after-derai
State
All aboard

...barbecue scene and an airport. When activated, automated steel loading cranes transfer small metal cylinders off or onto rail cars using magnets.Oehrig likes the entire modeling process from finding deals on eBay to setting up the model building facades...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-04-27/all-aboard
Neighbors
Big dreams for Alaska in Alberta's tar sands

...use all the technology; we don't have to chase from behind to catch up. It's the best available, including safer rail cars we're designing ourselves, different types of fuel that we can burn and everything that's available to us."The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-02/big-dreams-alaska-albertas-tar-sands
State
Gov. Sheffield stumps for in-state bullet gas line

...Sheffield said. The Fairbanks-based Flint Hills refinery is running at reduced capacity. The facility used to send 130 rail cars a day with jet fuel, gasoline and Naptha, Sheffield said. "Now there are 20 cars five days a week," Sheffield said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-03-07/gov-sheffield-stumps-state-bullet-gas-l
Local
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
State
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
Local
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
News
Southeast Sagas: A Tale of Two Tunnels

...Waterfall. Hike close to the falls to see one of the only structures remaining - a building containing a hoist used to pull rail cars containing supplies and repair materials along a tramway. Along the rest of the trail, peer into the underbrush for...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091203/nei_sesaga.shtml
Neighbors
President moves toward halting lockout

...billions of dollars of American produce, meat and poultry are rotting in containers on the docks and on idled trucks and rail cars." The lockout has already caused layoffs, and could prompt thousands more, her department said. The department also...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100702/sta_lockout.shtml
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