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Alaska Railroad #253275

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 21, 1977
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(Studio) Reporter covering Alaska pipeline reports on another Alaska institution, as vital to state's economy
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Hurricane, AK) Report on Alaska RR. [WOMAN - couldn't have gotten sewing machine to house without train to deliver it.] Sometimes train won't stop just anywhere when flagged down, as it used to do. [MAN - has a little hate for railroad when this happens.] Tourists ride train to Anchorage, Fairbanks and Mt. McKinley National Park. railroad makes profit only on freight. [RR manager William DORCY - says passenger service has to be curtailed some because passengers always representative loss to RR.] President Warren Harding was on inaugural run of train, caught pneumonia and later died.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Terry;
Mudd, Roger

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