Q: Will there be any railroad running before May 12th – not a tour necessarily, but just transportation?
A: The summer season for the Alaska Railroad begins full operations between Anchorage and Fairbanks on May 17th. The Coastal Classic which travels between Anchorage and Seward begins on May 12th. Before that time, the Alaska Railroad only operates on weekends between Anchorage and Fairbanks – to Fairbanks on Saturdays and back to Anchorage on Sundays. There is no winter passenger service between Anchorage and Seward.