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Old 05-14-2007, 05:52 PM
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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!
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Old 05-14-2007, 06:11 PM
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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.
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Old 05-14-2007, 09:05 PM
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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.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:43 AM
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Greyson and f-mattox, thanks for the information!
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:54 PM
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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...

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Old 05-23-2007, 08:33 AM
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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.

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Old 05-25-2007, 12:12 PM
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Can I order a beer, wine or my fav cocktail on the train?
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:51 PM
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I may be wrong, but I don't remember adult beverages being available on the train.
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Old 05-25-2007, 04:47 PM
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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.
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:28 PM
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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.
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