Description: Fairbanks, Alaska
Facade Fairbanks train station (railroad station).
Passengers boarding train assisted by conductor,
silhouetted view of passenger inside train proceeding along track,
train going over railroad bridge.
Sign “The golden spike was driven at this point by President Harding
on completion of the Alaska railroad July 15, 1923.”
(Alaska railroad history)
Sign “Highest point on Alaska railroad elevation 2363 feet.”
Train passing road sign for “Honolulu.”
VS train POVS past log cabins through mountain wilderness,
train POV on tracks, lake / glacier, w/ mountains in BG,
Driver hitching sled dogs to harness / sled & petting
(dog sled, dog sleds, working animals, animal powered vehicles).
Mt McKinley? / Alaska Range?, Alaska
VS snow-covered mountain / mountain range
(including fast speed / time lapse shots w/ clouds passing over mountains),
Small houses in valley w/ mountain range in distance.
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Clip #: AD-132-2
Library: Getty Images
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: North America
Country: United States
1930s, 1940s, travelogues, Alaska, United States, Alaskans, wilderness, countryside, country, mountains, mountain ranges, Denali National Park, Alaska Range, sleigh dogs, sledge dogs, sleddogs, dog sled dogsled, working animals, animal powered vehicles, Yukon Ridge, territories, transportation, trains, railroad, railway, ships, rivers, lakes, glaciers
Travelogue from the 1930s or early 1940s in Alaska with street scenes and residential houses in Fairbanks and Anchorage, sled dogs being hitched to harnesses and a sled, train POVS of mountain ranges (including probably the Alaskan Range with the towering Mt McKinley), prominent historical locations along the Alaskan railroad, and views from a ship probably on the Yukon River with a glacier and mountains along the river banks.
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