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Alaska Railroad Seward Depot - Seward, AK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 60° 07.301 W 149° 26.300
6V E 364515 N 6667463
Quick Description: This depot currently serves as the southern terminus for the Alaska Railroad and is where tourists can board the train and go as far as Fairbanks to view incredible scenery.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 12/26/2010 9:56:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMACJT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PFF
Views: 5

Long Description:
In Seward, at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Port Avenue, is a brown painted depot that is the southern terminus of the Alaska Railroad.

The Alaska Railroad is famous for its scenic ride. Seward is a port city for passenger cruise ships to dock and, earlier, was a very active freight port.

The depot is a single story, hip-roofed structure that has a lobby area for waiting passengers. There is also a separate building next to it that is for the restrooms, and a loading area for baggage and freight. Soda machines are available, and phones, but, for the most part other things like full meals, can be found elsewhere in Seward (check out the diner-type restaurant in a diner car, the Smoke Shack, at the Train-Wreck across Port Ave.).

The depot is 'a few years old' as stated by the attendant in the station. There is an older depot that served the railroad until March 27, 1964, when the "Good Friday" earthquake occurred in Prince William Sound, and caused tsunamis that wiped out the entire waterfront of Seward. The old depot still stands, sans connecting tracks, at the southern end of 4th Avenue.

The depot is open from 10 am - 7 pm from mid May to mid September, according to the Alaska Railroad Web Site.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Alaska Railroad

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?: Not listed

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