The Alaska Railroad's upcoming centennial caught the eye of New York Times travel editors. The paper's annual 52 places to visit is a globe-trotting guide to top sights and scenes in the year ahead.

The Alaska Railroad arrives at the 18th spot on the list, with special attention to their whistlestop service - the last remaining in the country - the Spencer Glacier stop, and connections to Denali and Kenai Fjords national parks. The article also calls out the special railroad exhibit this summer at the Anchorage Museum.