Classic Streamliners - TRAINCYCLOPEDIA
The Denali Star's route begins at Anchorage and terminates at Fairbanks.
Service type: Inter-city/Luxury
Current operator: Alaska Railroad
Distance traveled: 358 miles
Average journey time: 11 hours 45 minutes
Service frequency: Daily (May through September)
Classes: "Adventure" and "GoldStar Service"
Observation facilities: Viewing deck and dome car
Entertainment facilities: Tour Guide
Baggage facilities: Available at Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali National Park, and Fairbanks
Operating speed: 60 mph
Track owner: Alaska Railroad
The Denali Star
The Denali Star is a passenger and semi-luxury train operated by the Alaska Railroad between the cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks Alaska. It is a seasonal train, only operating between the months of May and September. The Aurora Winter Train operates along the similar route during the rest of the year at a less frequent weekend schedule. The train is very famous for the stunning scenery it passes and is ridden by many tourists visiting the Denali National Park. The train consists of single level coaches and dome cars.
The Alaska Railroad's 'Denali Star' at Denali station, July 1998. Photo by Stan Shebs.
Stan Shebs [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons
Text: wikipedia.org. Images: Public Domain; http://www.commons.wikimedia.org (unless otherwise specified) and 17 U.S. Code § 107 fair use. References: Lewis, Robert G. The Handbook of American Railroads. New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation, 1951, 2nd Edition 1956. Site Map Contact webmaster HERE.
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