Rail holding company Watco Transportation had a banner year in 2018, and with last month’s unveiling of a brand-new short line in Ithaca, New York, they’re showing no signs of slowing down.
Intimidated by freezing temperatures, tourists have long avoided Alaska during the winter months. Now, thanks to stronger efforts to court tourism, beautiful sights like aurora borealis, and the hard work of the state’s rail industry, all that is beginning to change.
Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly holiday adventure or just a way to escape the chaos of the city for a few days, a scenic train ride is just what you need to take in amazing landscapes across the country and make the most of another long winter.
Last winter’s brutal conditions proved difficult for Vancouver’s rail transit industry, and long delays are causing shippers throughout North America to worry that they may be in for a repeat this year.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has invested more than $100 million in improved equipment and other technology to prevent weather-related delays during its notoriously cold winters.