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Conductor Fatigue Blamed In Massive Model Train Crash -7/21/16
Alaska Dispathch News

BLOOMINGTON, IN—After surveying the dozen railcars and cargo of Lincoln Logs strewn haphazardly across the grass mat, investigators concluded Friday that a massive model train derailment was the result of conductor fatigue.

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McHugh fire spread fast Tuesday, snarled Seward Highway trafficn -7/21/16
Alaska Dispathch News

By Devin Kelly, Tegan Hanlon, Chris Klint

Traffic along the Seward Highway south of Anchorage, brought to a near-standstill Tuesday by the 300-acre wildfire near McHugh Creek, was moving smoothly through the area Wednesday morning.

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Living life ‘off the grid’ at the edge of America -7/18/16
Los Angeles Daily News

By Dennis McCarthy

The last flag stop train in America slows to a crawl at mile marker 239 outside Talkeetna, Alaska, where recluse Jimmy James waits by the tracks with a .44 revolver strapped to his hip, and a steel hook for a left hand he blew off cleaning his shot gun.

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For a Truly Authentic Alaskan Experience, Hop Aboard America's Last Flag-Stop Train -7/10/16

To get to the town of Talkeetna, where Alaska’s popular flag-stop train begins its route, take the Parks Highway north from Anchorage through the Anywhere-in-America strip-mall colony of Wasilla, pass Happy Hooker Towing and the neighboring Church on the Rock, go by so many lonesome coffee carts in so many dusty gravel parking lots you’ll lose count and on through the town of Houston, where kids on four-wheelers race down the roadside, kicking up dust.

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