Popular Alaska tourism train looking for renovation makes stay in Bellingham

Popular Alaska tourism train looking for renovation makes stay in Bellingham

A popular Alaska tourism train has made its way right down to Bellingham for a few rest and rehabilitation this winter.

About 13 vintage passenger coaches and engines were unloaded Wednesday from the barge on the Whatcom Creek Waterway to The Landings at Colony Wharf.

The train cars will be loaded onto trucks and taken up to Sedro-Woolley, where Hamilton Construction shall retrofit and refurbish them, said Rieker Sternhagen, general manager of The Landings, within an interview.

Sternhagen said the train passenger engines and cars originated from Skagway, where in fact the White Pass Railroad Summit Excursion & Train Tour emerges for visitors. The tour takes people to the summit of White Avoid, passing Bridal Veil Falls and Dead Horse Gulch across the real way, in line with the Alaska Shore Excursions website.

After being refurbished, the passenger coaches and engines are anticipated to stay Bellingham sometime in March back, when they will undoubtedly be placed on a barge and shipped to Skagway back, Sternhagen said.

Dave Gallagher: 360-715-2269, @BhamHeraldBiz

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