Snug in the car, passengers take in the sights as the train rumbles across the winter landscape. The Alaska Railroad crosses frozen rivers, passes moose, eagle and the occasional lynx. All the while the summit of Denali looms large on the left. The Alaska Railroad is a favorite no matter the season, but winter trains are special.
Special event trains are a big part of the winter timetable as well. The Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage runs a special ski train to Curry each March. Once an overnight stop in the days of slower, steam powered trains, Curry becomes a special playground for the day for Ski Train riders. Beer trains puts suds on the rail, while kids can get into the Christmas spirit on special holiday trains in December.