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Rail News: Maintenance Of Way
Alaska Railroad restores service north of Anchorage
Regularly scheduled overnight freight service between Anchorage and Fairbanks resumed Aug. 20, and passenger service resumed Aug. 21, railroad officials said in a press release.
As a result of the failed retaining wall near Healy Canyon, rail passengers were transported by motor coach between Denali Park and Healy. A second service disruption was caused by the McKinley fire north of Willow. The fire required motor coach service for all passengers between Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali, and Fairbanks.
Railroad officials said they will continue monitoring track conditions in both areas, and work with officials managing the Mckinley fire as a safety precaution.
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