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Alaska Railroad finds savings closer to home
Alaska Journal of Commerce
by Naomi Klouda

The Alaska Railroad used to ship some of its 45 passenger cars on barges to Seattle every year, then put them back on tracks for a long chug to the Midwest for repairs and paint jobs.

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Suntrana Coal Mine is just a memory
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
by Ray Bonnell

FAIRBANKS - Suntrana, near Healy, takes its name from an Athabascan word meaning “burning hills,” denoting the smoke rising from smoldering coal seams nearby.

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Alaska Railroad returned to profitability in 2017
Alaska Dispatch News
by Elwood Brehmer, Alaska Journal of Commerce

The Alaska Railroad was back in the black in 2017 with a $22.4 million profit after 2016 saw its first net loss in more than 15 years.

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Alaska Railroad honors a century of service

Two longtime Alaska Railroad employees were recognized for their 50 years of service.

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Task force debates commuter train to Anchorage at Wasilla City Hall
by Tim Rockey

WASILLA -- The commuter rail task force met on March 30 to discuss logistics and planning for the pilot project and long term commuter rail options. 

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Artist Susan Watkins wins 2019 Art Print Contest

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Alaska Railroad has selected Susan Watkins to create the artwork that will become the basis for the railroad’s official 2019 collector’s art print and poster. This is the second time Watkins has won the railroad’s annual art print contest, having created the 2013 art print painting.

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Two Alaska Railroad employees each mark 50 years in 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Two Alaska Railroad (ARRC) employees mark 50-year work anniversaries in 2018, marking a century of service between them.

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