Part 1

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Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1: Alaska’s Coal History

Chapter 2: The Alaska Central Railroad

1904: Engineering News

1906: How Seward Was Founded

Chapter 3: The Alaska Northern Railway

Chapter 4: The Tanana Valley Railroad

Chapter 5: The Morgan-Guggenheim Syndicate

Chapter 6: The Alaska Railroad Commission

Chapter 7: The Alaskan Engineering Commission

PS Hunt 1914

1914 photo by P. S. Hunt. Two boats along the Knik River, near Old Knik, just north of Eklutna.