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Young a champion for railroad

Posted: August 5, 2012 - 7:00am

We Alaskans are so fortunate and should feel grateful that our fearless U.S. Rep. Don Young adeptly secured $30 million annual funding for our Alaska Railroad for capital projects and to preserve passenger service. I was utterly insulted and felt snubbed to read that some Outsiders and naysayers call our Alaska Railroad a railroad to “nowhere” and regarding Fairbanks, Alaska as “nowhere”. Aren’t you? 

Coming from California, I remember hearing that many thought building the Golden Gate Bridge was considered building a bridge to nowhere. Our Alaska Pipeline was also conceived to be a pipeline to nowhere by challengers and look at how much oil it has piped Outside for the last 30 years.

Hopefully our Alaska Railroad will expand and connect to Canada and the North America Railroad grid. How is that nowhere? It’s awesome having Rep. Young expertly serving us Alaskans in Washington, D.C.  Thank you, Congressman Young for keeping our Alaska Railroad going somewhere.

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