National Geographic : 1942 Sep
Schallerer's Alaska Shop Aided by Two Long Spirals, One a Complete Loop, the Alaska Railroad Twists and Turns Its Way Down the Kenai Mountains Fifty miles north of Seward, on the line to Fairbanks, this spectacular engineering feat was accomplished. The circle oftrack crosses thePlacer River. Atone point a glacier comes within 300 yards of the roadbed. The 470-mile railroad serves gold mines, coalfields, and arich farming area.