Aurora Winter Train

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Aurora Winter Train
Overview
Service typeInter-city/Flag stop
StatusOperating
LocaleAlaska
First serviceOctober 18, 1947[1][2]
Current operator(s)Alaska Railroad
Route
StartAnchorage
Stops16
EndFairbanks
Distance travelled358 mi (576 km)
Average journey time11 hours 45 minutes
Service frequencyWeekends (Between September and May)
On-board services
Catering facilitiesCafe car
Baggage facilitiesAvailable in Anchorage, Talkeetna, and Fairbanks
Technical
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Operating speed60
Track owner(s)Alaska Railroad
Route map
470.3 mi
756.9 km
Fairbanks
411.7 mi
662.6 km
Nenana
358.7 mi
577.3 km
Healy
348.2 mi
560.4 km
Denali
281.4 mi
452.9 km
Hurricane
273.8 mi
440.6 km
Chulitna Darkblue flag waving.svg
270.0 mi
434.5 km
Twin Bridges Darkblue flag waving.svg
268.4 mi
431.9 km
Canyon Darkblue flag waving.svg
263.2 mi
423.6 km
Gold Creek Darkblue flag waving.svg
257.7 mi
414.7 km
Sherman Darkblue flag waving.svg
248.7 mi
400.2 km
Deadhorse Darkblue flag waving.svg
248.5 mi
399.9 km
Curry Darkblue flag waving.svg
236.2 mi
380.1 km
Chase Darkblue flag waving.svg
226.7 mi
364.8 km
Talkeetna
159.8 mi
257.2 km
Wasilla
114.3 mi
183.9 km
Anchorage

Darkblue flag waving.svg = flag stop

The Aurora Winter Train, operated by the Alaska Railroad, provides passenger service between the cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska. It is a seasonal train, only operating during the non-summer months. It is similar to the Hurricane Turn in that in addition to its scheduled stops it makes flag stops, making its schedule unpredictable. The northbound train operates on Saturdays, while the southbound train operates on Sundays.

Station Stops[edit]

The Aurora Winter Train makes the following scheduled stops

Alaska Railroad route
(interactive version)
4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) gauge tracks, paved roads

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivanna Chapter, National Railway Historical Society (2005). "This Month in Railroad History: October". Retrieved October 18, 2005.
  2. ^ Alaska Railroad. "Alaska Railroad History". Archived from the original on January 5, 2007. Retrieved July 20, 2006.
  3. ^ "Alaska Railroad official train information".[permanent dead link]