gt;gt; male narrator: for centuries, the way north has attracted a breed of traveler eager to see its stark, magnificent scenery and undaunted by its cold and extreme hardships.
The land making up alaska and Canada’s Yukon Territory and northwest British Columbia stretches for thousands of square miles, most of it unmarked by roads or trails.
Getting to this almost mythical landscape today is mainly by the Alaska Highway, commercial airlines, or by cruise ship. But one form of transportation in Alaska has been around for.
Over 100 years. train horn blows It is known as the Alaska Railroad, and it is the last fullservice railroad in North America.
How it got here and survived is a story of struggle, success, and failure in a land of extreme beauty and some of the harshest weather on the globe. gt;gt; From 1897 until the current.
Time, there have been 26 railroads that actually laid track, had locomotives, and operated for a year. train chugging gt;gt; narrator: In 1867, the Civil.
War in the united states had been over for two years, and the country was rebuilding. The Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads were drawing closer to one another in a race.
To meet on a lonely plain in northern Utah. Secretary of State William Seward under President Andrew Johnson purchased for the United States the territory of.