Classic Streamliners - TRAINCYCLOPEDIA
The Aurora Winter Train
The Aurora Winter Train is a passenger operated by the Alaska Railroad 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.
Aurora Winter Train Route Map.
The Aurora Winter Train makes the following scheduled stops:
The Alaska Railroad streamliner Aurora at Anchorage passenger station the morning of April 11, 1964, the first train to run north from Anchorage after the earthquake of March 27, 1964.
Aurora Winter Train Overview
Service type: Inter-city/Flag stop
First service: October 18, 1947
Current operator: Alaska Railroad
Distance traveled: 358 miles
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
Operating speed: 60
Track owner: Alaska Railroad
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