Turnagain Times Tidbits
By Marc Donadieu
Glacier City Gazette
Now that Turnagain Times has passed into the annals of history, it’s appropriate to look back at its 20-year past after its final issue was published on Nov. 3, 2017.
The following excerpt is from Turnagain Times Volume 1, Number 4, published July 16, 1998 on page 11, and no author is credited.
Fewer Winter Trains for Whittier
When the Alaska Railroad’s summer train service between Portage and Whittier ends in late September, the railroad’s schedule will offer fewer days of service than in the past. Because of road construction planned for this winter in the Anton Anderson Tunnel, there will only be train service three days a week rather than four.
The railroad has proposed dropping the Wednesday shuttle between Portage and Whittier and offering service on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, or Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The first train would leave Whittier at 8 a.m. each day and the last one would arrive at 10 p.m.