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Roadtrippin': Take a ride on the Hurricane Train

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Take a ride on the Hurricane Train, a one-of-a-kind ride through Alaska backcountry and the last flag stop train in the United States.

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Take a ride on the Hurricane Train, a one-of-a-kind ride through Alaska backcountry and the last flag stop train in the United States.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12499/6917964?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Tue, 16 May 2017 02:16:21 +0000 Roadtrippin': Take a ride on the Hurricane Train Take a ride on the Hurricane Train, a one-of-a-kind ride through Alaska backcountry and the last flag stop train in the United States. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12499/6917964?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KTUU alaska railroad, is a longstanding tradition here in the last frontier, but this ride may not be what you expect what amazes me is people who lived in alaska 25, 30 years have never even heard of this train. aboard the hurricane train. and you're already on track toward a once-in- a-lifetime adventure. sit back and relax and enjoy your trip whether it's the recreation. wade: i'm riding out for the weekend to help a family friend at a cabin. an off-the-grid hideaway. cindy: you're away from technology, basically. or the views. mark: what's unique to me is it's a roadless wilderness area hitching a ride on alaska's flagstop train.. linking riders to alaska's traditions of the past. is truly one of a kind. warren: this train, you really are stepping back in history, back in the 1800's every passanger train in america was a flagstop train. this is the last one. where anyone can choose when and where this train makes its stops. whether for camping. a route home. or simply a grand view. warren:moose left, moose left.... we have a moose on the left hand side! but as the regulars will tell you . it's more than just a scenic tour. this train is tradition. we all feel very much akin to each other when we're out here . chugging through alaska on a 55-mile route from talkeetna to hurricane. wade: it's my place to come to find peace and stuff. see the wilderness. . and taking you much farther if you so choose. mark: forty years ago i homesteaded. i'd visit with tentstents. and ten years ago, i built a small cabin. a wooden tent i guess you'd call it. . and now i'm building a much bigger cabin. and if you board the hurricane train this summer. it's bound to be packed. with stories and legends. i'm not going anywhere soon. as long as i stay healthy, i'm working another ten, twelve years. including conductor of 42 years warren redfearn. . for whom the hurricane train. is also a way of life. warren: i've worked my tail off to make sure this train is a success. it was a financial drain on the railroad for many years, they had to run it because the people live out here, but there was no ridership on it. i took ownership of this and said this should be a train people ride, and i worked very hard along with a lot of other people i can't take credit for it but we're doing our best to show people this is a great way to travel and see the wilderness of alaska this train is redfearn's passion. though it hasn't been easy. it's labor of love for the railroad. and for him. this is the love of my life, i'm here because i love it and i want to be, not because i have to who on any travel day can be found right at home. we're ready to go, take them ahead punching tickets... telling stories. and sharing his love for the last frontier. warren: it's just heaven to me. in a fast-paced world. sometimes the only way to keep up. is to slow down. and if you stay on just long enough. warren: i just love alaska, and i want to share it with everybody it's easy to see why redfearn fell in love with this train. an open spot along the track. or all the way to the end of the line.. redfearn guarantees a million dollar view. every time. it was a full day for us on the alsaka railroad, and we have the photos to prove it, you can check those out at ktuu.com, up next, we're heading to the denali education center, we'll have that story for you tomorrow. reporting in talkeetna, beth verge, channel 2 news a rare sight for scientists.




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