Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Port Chat > Alaska Port Chat
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-14-2007, 06:52 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 69
Default
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!
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-14-2007, 07:11 PM
Greyson's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: St. Charles, Minnesota
Posts: 691
Default
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.
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-14-2007, 10:05 PM
f-mattox's Avatar  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Costa Mesa, California
Posts: 4,740
Default
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.
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-15-2007, 10:43 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 69
Default
Greyson and f-mattox, thanks for the information!
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-15-2007, 09:54 PM
Berick1234's Avatar  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,496
Default
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
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-23-2007, 09:33 AM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default
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
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-25-2007, 01:12 PM
mickeyd's Avatar  
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 129
Default
Can I order a beer, wine or my fav cocktail on the train?
__________________
regards,
mickeyd
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 05-25-2007, 04:51 PM
goin' cruisin''s Avatar
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cameron Park, CA
Posts: 1,395
Default
I may be wrong, but I don't remember adult beverages being available on the train.
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 05-25-2007, 05:47 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 151
Default
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.
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 05-25-2007, 06:28 PM
mickeyd's Avatar  
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 129
Default
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.
__________________
regards,
mickeyd
 
Closed Thread

Tags
ail, beverages, cars, curise, mountain, pass, rail, railroad, railway, rides, side, sit, train, views, walking, white

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
White Pass Railway trip Leemike Alaska Port Chat 14 04-08-2010 03:25 PM
White Pass train trip coolestdesi Alaska Port Chat 7 04-21-2009 12:20 PM
White Pass Railway Nadine Alaska Port Chat 12 04-19-2008 10:33 AM
White Pass Railroad bizzybee Alaska Port Chat 16 04-13-2007 08:13 PM
combo: Yukon Expedition/White Pass Rail Excursion garden4cook Alaska Port Chat 8 05-23-2006 01:52 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:12 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2