Riding the Rails Alaskan Style


I left Denali National Park from the Alaskan Railroad station that is right in the park and headed north for the interior city of Fairbanks. Although the weather was inclement this was a great journey.

Alaska Railroad Denali Park Train Station
Denali Park Train Station

The train was comfortable and the food in the dining car was excellent. I can recommend going up to the observation carriage with the glass dome roof (I was lucky and it wasn’t too busy) but what was my favourite thing on the train ride? You could poke your head out the open windows between carriages to feel the wind (and rain) brush your face and admire the passing scenery and even an occasional Moose!

Alaska Railroad trip Denali NP to Fairbanks Alaska
Enjoying the journey and a great pot roast too!
Alaska Railroad trip Denali NP to Fairbanks Alaska
North bound
Alaska Railroad trip Denali NP to Fairbanks Alaska observation carriage
The observation carriage and the passing views
Alaska Railroad trip Denali NP to Fairbanks Alaska
Despite the weather being a bit grey and rainy it was a great journey aboard the Alaskan Railroad

The train took about 4 hours to get to Fairbanks and was right on time (not something you can often say on a long train ride). I am glad I took the train and not a bus, it was a fun journey.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. A great way to travel, I love flying but once I’m down and set to go I much prefer a train, Best train journey I took was from Mt Isa to Townsville, during the wet season way back in 74

    1. Deano says:

      Sounds like quite a trip. Would have been an interesting crowd onboard back then no doubt?

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