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All reviews conductor warren train ride flag stop alaska railroad beautiful scenery off grid bring drinks and snacks enjoys his job locals living baggage cart children's books fall colors day trip take pictures opportunity to meet usual tourist unique experience
I love trains. This was a nice run. I took it because it was close to where I was staying. On hind sight if I was to do a scenic train ride again I would do the short run out of Portage as this is...More
This was a fun and interesting trip. The conductor (Ryan) and the rest of the crew were extremely accessible and willing to answer any questions. There were multiple stops along the way for scenic views and to pickup/drop off passengers and supplies. Our daughter especially...More
We loved the beautiful countryside, riding in the Dome Car, friendly fellow passengers, the unusual flag stops, and meeting locals. We especially appreciated our engaging conductor, Ryan. He was instrumental in making this trip a highlight of our Alaskan vacation. His commentary during the day...More
We spent a very pleasant afternoon riding the Hurricane Turn - Ryan our host & conductor was very friendly and informative. Had a couple of stops to allow us to view in detail points of interest. Met & spoke with Mary & Clyde Lovel and...More
He had been here about 14 years ago & could never stop talking about it. We are Train Enthusiasts & have ridden many trains and this one is in my top five. Conductor Brian was knowledgeable about the history of the area and spent his...More
Scenic ride in the Alaskan wilderness. Train made a few stops that passengers could get off train and enjoy the wilderness for a few minutes and get back on train. Time passed very quickly. Very enjoyable day. FYI Pack your own food. Must ride the...More
This was a great train ride, and the people working the train was so friendly and knowledgable. The scenery was gorgeous. I was a little mislead about the trip by our agent. We thought Hurricane was a place where we would get off, walk around,...More
Even though wildlife decided to remain hidden, the beauty of the area did not. The day was as beautiful as the scenery. It was interesting to see people wave the train down to go to their destination. As we learned of “Whistle Stops”. We were...More
Thanks for a good time with great scenery and outstanding conductor.
Meeting and conversing with the engineer was a plus.
Stopped and bought a book from Mary Lovel and would recommend it, she makes things and events come to life.
The Hurricane Train is a flag stop train. It runs the first Thursday of the month from October thru May. Do not pay any attention to one bad review. We have ridden this train three times and we LOVED it. One of the things... More
The Hurricane Train is a flag stop train. It runs the first Thursday of the month from October thru May. Do not pay any attention to one bad review. We have ridden this train three times and we LOVED it. One of the things that makes this train ride so great is the people that ride it. They use the train to get supplies from town. You never know what you are going to see on the train. An author of children's books rode last September and she was fascinating to talk to. She lives off grid and writes books. The train also stopped at another author's house, City Hall, and I bought books from her also. Many times you get lucky and see wild life. The train backed up so we could see bears. Where else does that happen? If you get a chance, ride the train. It is well worth the cost of the ride!
It usually returns by 7 PM, can vary a little if there were a lot of stops...part of what makes it interesting are the locals getting on....sled dogs, people living off the grid, adventure derkers, etc! Well worth it, you... More
It usually returns by 7 PM, can vary a little if there were a lot of stops...part of what makes it interesting are the locals getting on....sled dogs, people living off the grid, adventure derkers, etc! Well worth it, you won't regret it.