Aurora Winter Train
|Service type||Inter-city/Flag stop|
|First service||October 18, 1947|
|Current operator(s)||Alaska Railroad|
|Distance travelled||358 mi (576 km)|
|Average journey time||11 hours 45 minutes|
|Service frequency||Weekends (Between September and May)|
|Catering facilities||Cafe car|
|Baggage facilities||Available in Anchorage, Talkeetna, and Fairbanks|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Track owner(s)||Alaska Railroad|
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.
The Aurora Winter Train makes the following scheduled stops
- Gold Creek
- Twin Bridges
- Rivanna Chapter, National Railway Historical Society (2005). "This Month in Railroad History: October". Retrieved October 18, 2005.
- Alaska Railroad. "Alaska Railroad History". Archived from the original on January 5, 2007. Retrieved July 20, 2006.
- "Alaska Railroad official train information".[permanent dead link]