Wednesday 28 May 2008

Celebrate Your 50th Onboard the Alaska Railroad

Celebrate Your 50th Onboard the Alaska Railroad
Free Day of Rail Travel for those Turning 50 in 2009

ANCHORAGE – Get ready to get carded if you turn 50 years old in 2009. The Alaska Railroad is offering anyone in the world who shares this birthday year with Alaska's statehood anniversary – that'll be 1959 – one free day of rail travel anytime during 2009.

Bookings will be available beginning in the fall of 2008 for the happy birthday program, called "Turn 50 With Us." Call (907) 265-2494 or visit for more details.

"The Alaska Railroad is proud to share a long tradition with the people of Alaska, and what better way to extend our happy birthday wishes than by inviting, as our guests, all those who share this important milestone year," said Susie Kiger, passenger sales and marketing director.

The Alaska Railroad 50th birthday offer is valid for travel in Adventure Class Service on Denali Star, Coastal Classic, Glacier Discovery, Hurricane, and Aurora Winter train, roundtrip or one-way, as long as the travel occurs over the course of one day.

To qualify for the program your birth date must fall on, or be between January 1, 1959 and December 31, 1959. Travel need not occur on the passenger's birthday, just during the birthday year.

The Alaska Railroad has a long history that predates Alaska's admission into the United States on January 3, 1959. For general information about the Alaska Railroad or the history of the Alaska Railroad, visit

The ARRC is a state-owned corporation, wholly self-sustaining without benefit of state subsidy. Revenue generated by the railroad covers all operating costs including employee wages and benefits. The railroad generates revenue through year-round passenger and freight service to communities from Seward to Fairbanks and through its management of Real Estate holdings along the railbelt.

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