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Blues Music Aboard the Alaska Railroad–Simply Too Cool! August 20, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.
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Get on Board the Blues Train


Blues band Champagne and Temporary Saint will play a live concert onboard the Alaska Railroad. The roundtrip Anchorage to Seward train adventure treats guests to Turnagain Arm before heading deep into the lush alpine regions of the Chugach National Forest passing glaciers and wildlife on its way to the shores of Resurrection Bay.

The special Blues Train is a tour package from the Alaska Railroad and Blues Central that runs from Anchorage to Seward on Sept. 18 and kicks off a blues weekend of dancing and dining.

Each year the Alaska Railroad wraps up its summer passenger season by partnering with Blues Central to host a music-inspired weekend onboard the train and continued in Seward. The roundtrip event begins in Anchorage at 1 p.m. delivering guests in style aboard the Alaska Railroad to Seward where the festivities continue at The Pit bar. The train returns to Anchorage on Sunday.

“It’s just a fun way to unwind after a long summer,” said Susie Kiger, Alaska Railroad Director of Passenger Sales and Marketing. “It’s one of our most popular specialty trains with riders looking for a weekend getaway. This trip allows them to enjoy the fall colors on the scenic route between Anchorage and Seward. You don’t have to be just a blues fanatic to enjoy this festive weekend.”

The railroad package includes along with a righteous spread of appetizers, a couple of drink tickets, no host bar, BBQ, and one night’s accommodations. roundtrip transportation on the Alaska Railroad, an overnight stay in Seward, complimentary shuttle to participating venues, admission to live entertainment and an outdoor BBQ at The Pit.

The Alaska Railroad provides year-round passenger train service for a number of communities across Alaska. With summer and winter service, passenger trains run from Seward to Fairbanks. More information on the Alaska Railroad and Alaska Railroad Vacations can be found at http://www.AlaskaRailroad.com.

For more information or to purchase tickets on sale, call (907) 265-2494 or 800-544-0552. For hearing impaired, call (907) 265-2620. Tickets will not be available to book online. Payment is due at time of booking, no discounts apply, and all sales are final.
Train Schedule

Sat 9/18 Dep Anchorage Depot 1:00PM Arrive Seward Depot 5:20PM

Sun 9/19 Dep Seward Depot 1:00PM Arrive Anchorage Depot 5:20PM
Additional Per Person Rates

Single $309

Double $249

Triple $233

Quad $224

For more information visit http://www.AlaskaRailroad.com/bluestrain.

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