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Alaska Railroad schedules spring “Railroad Days” Open Houses


Anchorage Open house slated for Saturday, May 5

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) invites the public to the annual “Railroad Days” open house in Anchorage, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. this Saturday, May 5, 2012.

The community event offers Alaskans a unique opportunity to interact with railroaders and to learn about the state’s railroad.

The Open House features the ever-popular free train rides, along with static displays of railroad locomotives, railcars and other equipment that afford an up-close, hands-on experience. The hip and talented Air Force Band, Top Cover, will add to the festive atmosphere, playing popular and upbeat music. Several activities are geared specifically toward children, such as railroad balloons, tattoos, train safety knick-knacks and walking/talking animal mascots.

As the Alaska Railroad’s school-business partner, the Government Hill Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher Association will be on-hand selling affordable hot dogs, snacks and beverages. The railroad’s depot gift shops and rail ticket
counters will also be open, and the Alaska Railroad will be offering Open House Specials featuring amazing deals on summer rail travel.

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