Great Scenic Rail Journeys The Great Alaska Train Adventure 4 of 5 (2)
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Explore America's last great frontier on the Alaska Railroad in this unforgettable two-part journey of discovery. From the glacier bays of Seward to the soaring heights of Mt. McKinley and the historic gold mining region of Fairbanks, The Great Alaska Train Adventure weaves through Alaska's history, revealing a uniquely rugged beauty and frontier spirit rarely ever experienced in a rail adventure. Anchorage to Seward: Our Alaska adventure begins on the Anchorage to Seward run as we journey down the Kenai Peninsula along the breathtaking Turnagain Arm. Traveling through the Kenai Mountains we experience an incredible scenic route only accessible by rail before taking a thrilling aerial tour of the Kenai Fjords National Park. From Seward, we voyage out into Resurrection Bay where killer whales, otters and sea lions are a common sight and great blue glaciers groan and heave giant slabs of ice into the frigid waters. Anchorage to Fairbanks: Our second journey begins in the lively and modern city of Anchorage. As we head north, civilization quickly gives way to dense forests, rushing streams and mountain vistas. Our first stop is Talkeetna, an essential part of the "Alaska experience" that acts as the gateway for mountain climbers ready to conquer the forbidding precipices of North America's highest peak, Mt. McKinley. From this point we'll explore the incomparable Denali National Park then make our way north to Fairbanks to learn about gold mining from a family of Alaska pioneers.
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Ken (Alaska) on 2014-04-03 00:00:04.
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This video is more of a travelog with very little train action. It stops at various place along the right-of-way and interviews people on their lifestyle and why they moved to Alaska. While all interesting, there is very little trackside footage which is a shame since the rails go through stunning countryside. Otherwise, well produced except for the harmonica soundtrack.
TrainPimp (NY) on 2011-11-05 10:16:42.
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