Extant Alaska Railroad/Railway Structures

Recent Updates Updated towns are in red type. Contributors to this list include John Jones, Vern Nusunginya, and Thornton Waite. Last updated 11/20/14

City

Railroad

Current Location

Type

Current Use

Date Built

Track Status

Bldg. Mat.

Current Railroad

Notes

Anchorage

Alaska RR

411 W. First Ave.

P

rr

1942

in use

concrete

Alaska RR

additions in 1948, Field checked 2006

Anchorage

Alaska RR

on site

F

rr

1941/1948

in use

wood/concrete

Alaska RR

addition in 1948, Field checked 2006

Anchorage

Alaska RR

at Anchorage Airport

P

rr, temporarly closed

2002

in use

steel/glass/concrete

Alaska RR

Field checked 3/10

Anchorage

Alaska RR

in Ship Creek development

O

rr

c2000

 

brick

Alaska RR

three story

Anchorage

Alaska RR

near depot

M

business/etc

 

in use

wood

Alaska RR

employee houses, Field checked 2006

Anchorage

Alaska RR

north and south of depot

Sh

rr

 

in use

various

Alaska RR

miscellaneous shop huildings, Field checked 2006

Chitina

Copper River & Northwestern Ry

Third St.

M

private

1910

none

wood

none

restored bunk house and mess house

Denali Park (MP 347.9)

Alaska RR

on site

P

rr

1988

in use

wood

Alaska RR

fourth depot, Field checked 2006

Denali Park

Alaska RR

south of town

B

rr

 

in use

steel

Alaska RR

high deck girder trestle

Fairbanks

Alaska RR

on site

C

Mostly unused

 

in use

brick

Alaska RR

Field checked 6/14 

Fairbanks

Alaska RR

on site

Sh

rr

 

in use

brick

Alaska RR

 

Girdwood

Alaska RR

on site near Alyeska Ski Resort

P

rr

 

in use

wood

Alaska RR

small shelter, Field checked 2006

Glacier Station

White Pass &Yukon (WP&Y)

Tunnel Mt.

Tn

rr

 

in use

timber portal

WP&Y

 

Glacier Station

WP&Y

Over Glacier Gorge

B

rr

 

in use

steel/wood

WP&Y

14A high trestle

Healy

Alaska RR

 

Tn

rr

 

in use

timber frame portal

Alaska RR

two short tunnels, Moody Tunnel

Nena

Alaska RR

on site

C

rr

 

in use

wood

Alaska RR

Field checked 2006

Nenana

Alaska RR

A Street

C

rr/Alaska Railroad Museum

1922

in use

wood

Alaska RR

2 story, restored, Field checked 3/06

Nenana

Alaska RR

Tanana River

B

rr

1922-23

in use

steel

Alaska RR

through truss, Mears Memorial bridge, 700 ft., Field checked 3/06

Palmer

Alaska RR

 

C

community center

1935/1948 

unused

wood 

Alaska RR

town now bypassed, Field checked 2006

Potter Creek

Alaska RR

on site

M

 

 

in use

wood

Alaska RR

section house, on National Register, Field checked 2006

Seward

Alaska RR

north of ferry connection

C

 

 

gone

  wood

none

restored, Field checked 9/10

Seward

Alaska RR

on site

Sh

rr

 

in use

 

Alaska RR

 

Skagway

WP&Y

adjacent to depot

M

govt.

1900

in use

wood

WP&Y

2 story, restored, Natl Park Serv.

Skagway

WP&Y

Broadway/2nd Ave.

C

govt.

1898

in use

wood

WP&Y

2 story, visitors center for Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Skagway

WP&Y

 

Rh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skagway

WP&Y

 

Sh

rr 

 

in use

 

WP&Y

shops, miscellaneous buildings

South Palmer

Alaska RR

on site adjacent to fairgrounds

P

rr

 

in use

wood/metal

Alaska RR

shelter used only during State Fair, Field checked 2006

Talkeetna

Alaska RR

relocated to grounds of Talkeetna Historical Society

C

museum

1933

none

wood

none

Second depot, Field checked 2006

Talkeetna

Alaska RR

on site

C

rr storage

1989

in use

wood

Alaska RR

Third depot, Field checked 2006

Talkeetna

Alaska RR

on site, just south of town

P

rr

2006

in use

wood

Alaska RR

Fourth depot, Field checked 2006

Talkeetna

Alaska RR

relocated to grounds of Talkeetna Historical Society

M

museum

1923

none

wood

none

section house, Field checked 2006

Tunnel

Alaska RR

on site, MP 51.1

M

rr

 

in use

wood

Alaska RR

section house, Field checked 2006

Tunnel (MP 51.1)

Alaska RR

nearby

Tn

rr

 

in use

 

Alaska RR

5 tunnels in area, Field checked 2006

Wasilla (MP 159.6)

Alaska RR

415 E. Railroad Ave.

C

municipal

1917

in use

wood

Alaska RR

Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce, Field checked 3/11

Wasilla

Alaska RR

relocated to 3400 W. Neuser Dr.

M

museum use

1917

none

wood

none

section house from MP 119.4, Whitney, 4.8 mi. north of Anchorage, part of Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry, on National Register, Field checked 2006

near White Pass Summit

WP&Y

 

B

rr

1901

in use

steel

WP&Y

tallest cantilever bridge in world at time of construction

near White Pass Summit

WP&Y

 

Tn

rr

 

in use

 

WP&Y

 

Whitney (MP 119.4)

Alaska RR

relocated to Wasilla

M

museum

 

none

wood

none

part of Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry, section house, Field checked 2006

Whittier

Alaska RR 

Chugach Mts.

Tn

rr/highway

 

in use

 

Alaska RR

2.5 mi. long

Compiled by MJC, Railroad Station Historical Society, Inc.

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