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Alaska (Alax̂sxax̂) is a U.S. state located in the northwest extremity of North America.
The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) is the largest statewide Native organization in Alaska.
The Alaska Permanent Fund is a constitutionally established permanent fund managed by a state-owned corporation, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC).
The Alaskan Engineering Commission (AEC) was a U.S. Federal agency, sometimes known by its initials or by alternate spelling Alaska Engineering Commission.
Alberta is a western province of Canada.
The Anchorage Daily News is a daily newspaper published by the Binkley Group, and based in Anchorage, Alaska.
The Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of the Municipality of Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the south central region of Alaska.
Anchorage (officially called the Municipality of Anchorage) (Dena'ina Athabascan: Dgheyaytnu) is a unified home rule municipality in the U.S. state of Alaska.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is an assembly, modelled on the United Nations General Assembly, of First Nations (Indian bands) represented by their chiefs.
The Aurora Winter Train is a passenger operated by the Alaska Railroad between the cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska.
The Baldwin Locomotive Works was an American manufacturer of railroad locomotives from 1825 to 1956.
Balto is a 1995 American live-action/animated epic drama adventure film directed by Simon Wells, produced by Amblin Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures.
William Jennings Sheffield, Jr. (born June 26, 1928) is an American Democratic politician who was the fifth Governor of Alaska from 1982 to 1986.
Binford & Mort Publishing is a book publishing company located in Hillsboro, Oregon, United States.
A branch line is a secondary railway line which branches off a more important through route, usually a main line.
British Columbia (BC; Colombie-Britannique) is the westernmost province of Canada, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains.
The Budd Rail Diesel Car, RDC or Buddliner is a self-propelled diesel multiple unit (DMU) railcar.
The various proposals to establish a rail line that links central British Columbia with the Yukon, and Alaska to its northwest have not yet come to fruition.
The Canadian National Railway Company (Compagnie des chemins de fer nationaux du Canada) is a Canadian Class I freight railway headquartered in Montreal, Quebec that serves Canada and the Midwestern and Southern United States.
A railroad car float or rail barge is an unpowered barge with rail tracks mounted on its deck.
Carcross, originally known as Caribou Crossing, is an unincorporated community in Yukon, Canada, on Bennett Lake and Nares Lake.
Carmacks is a village in Yukon on the Yukon River along the Klondike Highway, and at the west end of the Robert Campbell Highway from Watson Lake.
Chickaloon (Nay’dini’aa Na’ in Ahtna Athabascan) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States.
The Coastal Classic is a passenger and semi-luxury train operated by the Alaska Railroad between the cities of Anchorage and Seward, Alaska.
Cook Inlet (Dena'ina: Tikahtnu) stretches from the Gulf of Alaska to Anchorage in south-central Alaska.
Dease Lake is a small community located in the Cassiar Country of the Northern Interior of British Columbia, Canada.
Delta Junction is a city in the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska, United States.
Denali National Park and Preserve is an American national park and preserve located in Interior Alaska, centered on Denali, the highest mountain in North America.
The Denali Star is a passenger and semi-luxury train operated by the Alaska Railroad between the cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks Alaska.
Destination America is an American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Discovery Inc. The channel primarily features lifestyle and paranormal programming.
A dual gauge railway is a track that allows the passage of trains of two different track gauges.
Eagle River is a community within the Municipality of Anchorage situated on the Eagle River for which it is named, between Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Chugach State Park in the Chugach Mountains.
Eielson Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 26 miles (42 km) southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska and just southeast of Moose Creek, Alaska.
Eklutna (Dena'ina: Idlughet) is a native village within the Municipality of Anchorage in the U.S. state of Alaska.
The EMD F40PH is a four-axle B-B diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division in several variants from 1975 to 1992.
The EMD F7 was a Diesel-electric locomotive produced between February 1949 and December 1953 by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors (EMD) and General Motors Diesel (GMD).
The EMD GP38-2 is a four-axle diesel-electric locomotive of the road switcher type built by General Motors, Electro-Motive Division.
The EMD GP40-2 is a 4-axle diesel road switcher locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division as part of its Dash 2 line between April 1972 and December 1986.
The EMD MP15AC is a diesel switcher/road-switcher locomotive built by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division between August 1975 and August 1984.
The EMD SD70 is a series of diesel-electric locomotives produced by Electro-Motive Diesel in response to the GE Dash 9-44CW.
Fairbanks is a home rule city and the borough seat of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is an agency within the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) that provides financial and technical assistance to local public transportation systems.
Fort Greely is a United States Army launch site for anti-ballistic missiles and nuclear warheads located about southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska.
Fort McMurray is a population centre, technically classified as an urban service area, in the Regional Municipality (RM) of Wood Buffalo in Alberta, Canada.
Fort Nelson is a community in northeast British Columbia, Canada within the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM).
Fort Wainwright is a United States Army post adjacent to Fairbanks in the U.S. state of Alaska.
Frank Hughes Murkowski (born March 28, 1933) is an American retired politician and a member of the Republican Party.
Colonel Frederick Mears (May 5, 1878 – January 11, 1939) was the son of a career army officer.
The George Parks Highway (numbered Interstate A-4 and signed Alaska Route 3), usually called simply the Parks Highway, runs 323 miles (520 km) from the Glenn Highway 35 miles (56 km) north of Anchorage to Fairbanks in the Alaska Interior.
The Glacier Discovery is a passenger train operated by the Alaska Railroad between the towns of Anchorage, Whittier Alaska and the rail station known as Grandview.
The golden spike (also known as The Last Spike) is the ceremonial 17.6-karat gold final spike driven by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States connecting the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads on May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory.
Haines (Tlingit: Deishú) is a census-designated place located in Haines Borough, Alaska, United States.
Harbor Island is an artificial island in the mouth of Seattle, Washington's Duwamish River where it empties into Elliott Bay.
Hazelton is a village located at the junction of the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers in northern British Columbia, Canada.
In rail transport, head-end power (HEP) or electric train supply (ETS) is the electrical power distribution system on a passenger train.
Houston is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States.
The Hurricane, or Hurricane Turn, is a passenger train operated by the Alaska Railroad between Talkeetna and Hurricane Gulch in Alaska.
Inter-city rail services are express passenger train services that cover longer distances than commuter or regional trains.
Into the Wild is a 2007 American biographical survival film written, co-produced, and directed by Sean Penn.
The Kenai Peninsula is a large peninsula jutting from the coast of Southcentral Alaska.
The Keystone Pipeline System is an oil pipeline system in Canada and the United States, commissioned in 2010 and now owned solely by TransCanada Corporation.
The Matanuska River is a 75-mile (121 km) long stream in Southcentral Alaska, United States.
Matanuska-Susitna Valley (known locally as the Mat-Su or The Valley) is an area in Southcentral Alaska south of the Alaska Range about north of Anchorage, Alaska.
The Mears Memorial Bridge is a truss bridge on the Alaska Railroad, completed in 1923.
Moses Lake is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States.
A narrow-gauge railway (narrow-gauge railroad in the US) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than the standard.
The National Post is a conservative Canadian English-language newspaper.
North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.
Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States.
A packhorse or pack horse refers to a horse, mule, donkey, or pony used to carry goods on its back, usually in sidebags or panniers.
Palmer is a city in and the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.
Patrick K. Gamble (born November 12, 1945) is a retired President of the University of Alaska and a retired Air Force General whose assignments included service as Commander, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.
The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format developed in the 1990s to present documents, including text formatting and images, in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems.
Peace River, originally named Peace River Crossing, and known as Rivière-la-Paix in French, is a town in northwestern Alberta, Canada, situated along the banks of the Peace River, at its confluence with the Smoky River, the Heart River and Pat's Creek.
Point MacKenzie is a census-designated place (CDP) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States.
The Portage Glacier Highway, or Portage Glacier Road, is a highway located in the U.S. state of Alaska.
Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County.
Prince Rupert is a port city in the province of British Columbia, Canada.
Rail freight transport is the use of railroads and trains to transport cargo as opposed to human passengers.
Rail transport is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks.
In the United States, railroads are designated as Class I, II, or III, according to size criteria first established by the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) in 1911, and now governed by the Surface Transportation Board.
In law, receivership is a situation in which an institution or enterprise is held by a receiver—a person "placed in the custodial responsibility for the property of others, including tangible and intangible assets and rights"—especially in cases where a company cannot meet financial obligations or enters bankruptcy.
In public transport, a request stop, flag stop, or whistle stop is a stop or station or airport at which trains, buses or airline flights respectively stop only on request; that is, only if there are passengers or freight to be picked up or dropped off.
Runaway Train is a 1985 American independent thriller film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky and starring Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay and John P. Ryan.
Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.
Seward (Alutiiq: Qutalleq) is a city in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.
A siding, in rail terminology, is a low-speed track section distinct from a running line or through route such as a main line or branch line or spur.
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle.
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) of the United States is a federal, bipartisan, independent adjudicatory board.
Sutton is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.
Talkeetna (Dena'ina: K'dalkitnu) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States.
The Tanana River is a tributary of the Yukon River in the U.S. state of Alaska.
The Tanana Valley Railroad (TVRR) was a narrow gauge railroad that operated in the Tanana Valley of Alaska from 1905 to about 1917.
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is a major airport in the U.S. state of Alaska, located southwest of downtown Anchorage.
The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 American animated comedy film based on the Fox television series The Simpsons.
Transportation in North America is about a varied transportation system, whose quality ranges from being on par with a high-quality European motorway to an unpaved gravelled back road that can extend hundreds of miles.
TriMet, more formally known as the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, is a public agency that operates mass transit in a region that spans most of the Portland metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Oregon.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The United States Army Transportation Corps S160 Class is a class of 2-8-0 Consolidation steam locomotive designed for use in Europe during World War II for heavy freight work.
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation.
Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was an American politician who served as the 29th President of the United States from 1921 until his death in 1923.
Watson Lake is a town in Yukon, Canada located at mile 635 on the Alaska Highway close to the British Columbia border.
WES Commuter Rail, or Westside Express Service, is a United States commuter rail line between Beaverton and Wilsonville, Oregon, in the Portland metropolitan area, mostly following busy Oregon Highway 217 and Interstate 5.
The White Pass and Yukon Route (WP&Y, WP&YR) is a Canadian and U.S. Class II narrow-gauge railroad linking the port of Skagway, Alaska, with Whitehorse, the capital of Yukon.
Whitehorse is the capital and only city of Yukon, and the largest city in northern Canada.
Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. state of Alaska, about 58 miles southeast of Anchorage.
William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was the 27th President of the United States (1909–1913) and the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (1921–1930), the only person to have held both offices.
The 1964 Alaskan earthquake, also known as the Great Alaskan earthquake and Good Friday earthquake, occurred at 5:36 PM AST on Good Friday, March 27.
Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, usually in a leading truck, eight powered and coupled driving wheels on four axles and no trailing wheels.