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INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW, WHO WON THE RAFFLE? - 5/19/15
News from Engine 557 Restoration Company

The raffle drawing for the Denali Car day trip and other prizes was held on May 12, 2015 and the winners were:

Sally G. Allee of Palmer, Alaska
1st Prize: Denali business car day trip to Seward      

Ken Evans of Anchorage
2nd Prize: 6 RT tickets Anchorage Fairbanks and 3 rooms at Chena Hot Springs Resort   

Virginia White of Palmer, Alaska
3rd Prize: Print #96 of "Extra 557 Returning" by J. Craig Thorpe

Sherry Jackson at the Museum Of Alaska Transportation and Industry managed the event under MATI gaming permit #707. The Museum retained 15% of the gross and the balance of $10,441.00 accrued to the Engine 557 Restoration Company tax free.  

The Alaska Railroad Corporation and Chena Hot Springs Resort donated all the major prizes. The Denali car charters for $10,000.

Special thanks to those folks who take up the challenge of selling the tickets to prospective winners!   Fred Walatka, of Anchorage is a long time supporter of MATI and 557.  Fred sold three books for a total of $3,000 topping the list of ticket peddlers.

Finally, thank you all who purchased tickets in support of 557.

Patrick Durand, President
Engine 557 Restoration Company
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Anchorage, railroad have ties that bind - 5/18/15
ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE
BY ELWOOD BREHMER

The Alaska Railroad is the tie that binds the state together. It is the reason for Anchorage. It exemplifies Alaska.

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Interior Energy Project moving ahead, bit by bit - 5/17/15
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
By Matt Buxton

FAIRBANKS - The meeting may have been filled with a mind-boggling array of numbers, complex financial modeling and technical jargon, but the message was that progress is being made on the renewed effort to bring natural gas to Fairbanks.

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Work underway to link Clear Air Station to electric grid - 5/12/15
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
By Jeff Richardson

FAIRBANKS - Golden Valley Electric Association is planning to install a 2.4-mile high-voltage transmission line to Clear Air Station this summer, giving the radar site a long-sought link to the Interior electric grid.

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Walker signs bill allowing bonding for rail safety system - 5/7/15
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The Associated Press

JUNEAU, Alaska - Legislation authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corp. to issue up to $37 million in bonds to help pay for a federally mandated safety system has been signed into law by Gov. Bill Walker.

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Alaska Railroad sees decrease in moose deaths caused by trains - 5/5/15
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
By Casey Grove

ANCHORAGE - Fewer moose were struck and killed by trains in winter 2014-2015 than the previous 10 years as a result of low snowfall across much of Southcentral Alaska, according to the Alaska Railroad and the state Department of Fish and Game.

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Take in Alaskan scenery, wildlife on 12-hour rail ride - 5/5/15
Chicago Tribune.com
By Jay Jones

There's a curious mix of passengers aboard the Denali Star as the whistle blasts twice and the train pulls away from the Anchorage depot, beginning its journey north to Fairbanks on a 12-hour trip that packs in a lot of Alaska for passengers.

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