We got up early to catch the Alaskan Railroad Gold Star train from Fairbanks to Anchorage. This is Pat in front of the Train Station in Fairbanks.
They have a very extensive model railroad set up at one end of the depot in Fairbanks. There were at least 6 trains all running simultaneously on various different tracks and some on the same tracks.
We upgraded our level of service on the train and had assigned seats in an observation car and our own dinning room just for our car. They served us three free meals and a couple free drinks. It made the 12 hour ride very pleasant. We are now at the Guesthouse Inn for a couple days in Anchorage.