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Alaska - Alberta Rail Link (Yukon, Northern BC - Alberta)

Postby Jeff Smith » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:07 pm

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/p ... p?id=33371

First Nations and Alaskan Tribes have expressed their support for a new "purpose built" railroad that would link Alaska, Yukon, northern British Columbia and northern Alberta to the rest of North America.

Proposed by G Seven Generations Ltd. (G7G), the railroad would provide access to Pacific tidewater, enabling the import and export of commodities, including oil sands products.

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The proposed 1,500-mile railroad would run northwest from Fort McMurray, Alberta, and connect with the Alyeska Pipeline at Delta Junction, about 80 miles south of Fairbanks, Alaska. The rail link would use an existing marine terminal in Valdez, Alaska, which is facing declining supply of oil from Alaska's North Slope. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System currently carries oil from the North Slope to the Valdez marine super tanker terminal.
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Re: Alaska - Alberta Rail Link (Yukon, Northern BC - Alberta

Postby dowlingm » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:04 am

Looking at the great circle route from Fairbanks to Fort McMurray and the maps on the RAC Proximity site (admittedly dated since RAC wants to drive people to buy the Atlas), a fairly direct route would intercept the Mackenzie Northern route between Hay River NT and High River AB and if it continued through Whitehorse YT it would also meet the 3ft gauge White Pass & Yukon Route alignment. Having an east west route like this might create new opportunities for both of those lines. Still: a long way through challenging territory.
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