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Date: 07/05/20 10:37
Railroad to Nome Alaska
Author: scott9915

Trump is looking to create a "deep water port" in Nome Alaska. He has signed a memorandom to study the project.

https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/502270-us-security-starts-in-the-arctic

This new port will need to have a rail line built from Nome to Fairbanks Alaska where it will connect with the Alaska Railroad and connect to Anchorage.

Quote from the article:

Nome should be connected to Fairbanks by a new, strategic rail thoroughfare where a seamless connection can be made to the existing Alaska Railroad system south to Anchorage.

I wonder if this project will have any impact on the A2A project that is to connect Fairbanks to Alberta by rail? It might make it easier to justify the Alaska Russian tunnel.

Long live the Council City and Solomon River Railroad 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_City_and_Solomon_River_Railroad
 



Date: 07/05/20 11:41
Re: Railroad to Nome Alaska
Author: TCnR

Thought A2A was going into Canada:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,4818806,4819205#msg-4819205

Date: 06/28/19 10:01
AKRR Signs Deal to Connect to Canada




Date: 07/05/20 12:06
Re: Railroad to Nome Alaska
Author: jst3751

TCnR Wrote:
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> Thought A2A was going into Canada:

Alberta is in Canada.




Date: 07/05/20 13:41
Re: Railroad to Nome Alaska
Author: PRR_4859

Would it connect with the Canadian National or CP?

Thank you in advance.



Date: 07/05/20 14:26
Re: Railroad to Nome Alaska
Author: Dewman45

It would join the CN. My question is way not build it to Fort Nelson, BC it would be a lot closer it would still be joining the CN.

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Date: 07/05/20 14:31
Re: Railroad to Nome Alaska
Author: TCnR

... and it has been for quite a long time.

So what does any of this have to do with a tunnel or the new line to the port?

jst3751 Wrote:
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> TCnR Wrote:
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> > Thought A2A was going into Canada:
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> Alberta is in Canada.



Date: 07/05/20 14:44
Re: Railroad to Nome Alaska
Author: tsokolan

My understanding is they want to use it to ship bitumen directly from the Oil Sands near Fort McMurray. I don’t think I this will ever see a shovel of dirt turned however

Trevor

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Date: 07/05/20 14:55
Re: Railroad to Nome Alaska
Author: RRBaron

Is Nome an all-weather port? Best to connect Alaska thru Canada. I guess he needs to shore up his base in the 49th State, one of whose senators is on his hit list. . 



Date: 07/05/20 15:05
Re: Railroad to Nome Alaska
Author: masterphots

Hey, another Bridge to Nowhere.   Always looking for a new distraction I guess. 



Date: 07/06/20 05:13
Re: Railroad to Nome Alaska
Author: GPutz

This is in preparation for selling Alaska back to Russia.  Gerry



Date: 07/06/20 05:35
Re: Railroad to Nome Alaska
Author: howeld

Sure seems like a waste to me.

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