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joyceh 05-14-2007 05:52 PM

I am going to Alaska in 10 days and am planning on taking the White Pass Railroad excursion. I cannot find the previous chat forum where recommendations were given for which side of the train (left or right)to sit on departing out of Skagway. I have also heard the last train is best as you're close to the outdoor viewing platform. Can anyone help with this? Thanks!

Greyson 05-14-2007 06:11 PM

There is a little platform at the back of every car. Our car was assigned to a particular ship. As you enter thc car, sit on the side closest to the depot, you walk back into the train so it would be your right from the front back.

f-mattox 05-14-2007 09:05 PM

Are you going round trip or one way?

If round trip, it wouldn't make any difference; what you don't see going up you will see coming down.

joyceh 05-15-2007 09:43 AM

Greyson and f-mattox, thanks for the information!

Berick1234 05-15-2007 08:54 PM

Spend the time on the platforms between cars...best picture taking area....It's a wonderful trip....I've been on it twice and will go again next year....Enjoy Alaska, it's magnificant...

Bob E

05-23-2007 08:33 AM

f-mattox is right. Everyone switches sides on the way back. We've been on several train rides in different states, but that one is the train ride of all train rides. You definately don't want to miss it.

Lanie

mickeyd 05-25-2007 12:12 PM

Can I order a beer, wine or my fav cocktail on the train?

goin' cruisin' 05-25-2007 03:51 PM

I may be wrong, but I don't remember adult beverages being available on the train.

Kraftsinc 05-25-2007 04:47 PM

We were on the White Pass Railway in the summer of 2005 and we got a complimentary bottle of water. There isn't any food or beverage service that I recall.

mickeyd 05-25-2007 05:28 PM

Quote:

There isn't any food or beverage service that I recall.

Very interesting.

As a businesman, I see a wonderful opportunity for someone to dip into the pockets of all of these (wealthy) folks willing to pay a few hundred dollars (US) to take a train to nowhere.

A club car, or simular service, would seem to be a fruitful opportunity. http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...n_rolleyes.gif


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