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Alaska railway moves East

March 01, 2014

The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) is building an 88 mile rail extension from North Pole, AK to Delta Junction. The possibility of a Canadian connection is intriguing.

The current project, Phase 1, a bridge across the Tanana River, has an $188M price tag, including a contribution of $104M from the US military. The US military has a missile defense facility at Delta Junction.  The project will connect all the major US military facilities in Alaska by rail.

The salient facts on the Alaska Railroad:

Delta Junction is 348 kms (216 miles) from Beaver Creek, Yukon.




When the rail connection is completed what commodities could be shipped to/from Canada ?