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Six great ways to enjoy Alaska before tourist season begins - 4/23/14
By Scott McMurren

As the days get longer, Alaskans are busy preparing for summer. But before the flowers are in full bloom, there are also a couple of glorious months before the kids get out of school. The pre-season and early-season deals are rolling out around the state. Here is the first of several reports on good deals for trips right in our own backyard:

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Fairbanksan builds elaborate model Alaska Railroad - 4/23/14
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
By Sam Friedman

FAIRBANKS - Richard Oehrig spends his lunch hours laying railroad track and carefully gluing pieces of scale-size gravel along the tracks. Sometime he’s so busy with his project that he doesn’t eat. 

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Alaska Railroad Open House - 4/23/14
Alaska Railroad Press Release

The Alaska Railroad invites everyone to the 2014 "Railroad Days" open house 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 3rd, at the Anchorage Historic Depot, 411 W. First Avenue.

A family-friendly favorite, this community event features train rides, railroad equipment on display, balloons, kids tattoos, giveaways and gadgets, a prize drawing - all FREE!

Climb aboard the stationary Alaska Travel Train to discover ideas for exploring the state's railbelt communities and attractions this year. Hot dogs, snacks and beverages will be on sale, and the depot gift shop and rail ticket counter will be open. 

Attendees also have exclusive access to specials featuring amazing deals on rail travel. Broadcasting live from the depot, KMXS 103.1 FM radio will round-out this festive affair with upbeat music.

For more information, visit > Community > Public Events or contact Stephenie Wheeler at (907) 265-2671 or

$2.1 billion capital budget includes $245 million for new UAF power plant - 4/10/14
Alaska Dispatch
By Dermot Cole

In other areas the bill includes: $15 million for the computerized train control system for the Alaska Railroad

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