Experience the splendor of winter in Alaska from the comfort of a warm railcar, complete with comfortable seats, large picture windows and onboard dining. The Aurora Winter Train travels between Anchorage and Fairbanks, making the northbound 12-hour journey on Saturdays, as well as select mid-week departures (Tuesdays and/or Thursdays) December through March. Flagstop service is provided along the 50-mile stretch of roadless backcountry south of Hurricane Gulch.While the Aurora Winter Train travels the same stretch of tracks as the summer Denali Star Train, the views are strikingly distinct; the vibrant colors of Alaska’s summer landscape give way to the quiet serenity of pristine snow. On a clear day, a spectacular view of Denali rises into view above the Susitna River. And anywhere along the tracks, a watchful eye may be rewarded with the sight of a moose in the wild.
Mysterious doings, deadly secrets...passwords, countersigns, and concealed weapons...you don't know who to trust! The world of espionage comes to life before your very ears in this collection of Great Radio Spies! Marlene Dietrich, Henry Fonda, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joseph Cotten, Rex Harrison, Stacy Harris, Dana Andrews, Herbert Marshall, and more star in 10 full hours of globe-trotting intrigue and secret agent adventure. Episodes include: "Time for Love: The Counterfeit Plates" 1954, "Trouble in Tanganika" 1954; "The Man Called X: International Blackmail Racket" 10-15-44, "Into Berlin" 03-03-45; "Academy Award: Foreign Correspondent" 07-24-46, "Night Train" 11-13-46; "Mr. I. A. Moto: The Victim" 07-01-51; "Top Secret: Disaster in London" 08-06-50; "The Whisper Men: Black Light" 10-20-45; "Cavalcade of America: Spy on the Kilocycles" 10-08-45; "The Silent Men: Murder in Vienna" 03-26-52, "Trouble at Suez" 04-02-52; "This Is Your FBI: The Saboteurs" 03-30-51, "The Courier" 05-02-52; "Cloak and Dagger: The Secret Box" 07-23-50, "The Roof of the World" 08-13-50; "I Was a Communist for the FBI: The Party Got Rough" 09-21-52, "Tour of Duty" 05-31-53; "Counterspy: The Case of the Invisible Insurrectionist" 12-17-50, "The Case of the Pretty Plant" 12-24-50. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marlene Deitrich, Henry Fonda, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001233/rt_radi_001233_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It's midcentury madness as Jack Benny slides smoothly into the 1950s with great guests, hilarious running gags, and even a song or two! This classic collection features 20 episodes from Jack's final years on radio, accompanied by his constant cohorts Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Bob Crosby, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day, the Sportsmen Quartet, and Don Wilson. Episodes include: "To New York on the Train for the Heart Fund Benefit" 01-29-50; "Jack Tries to Buy Tickets to the USC-UCLA Game" 11-26-50; Guest: Douglas Fairbanks Jr. 01-28-51; "Jack Goes to the Dentist" 03-04-51; "Jack Catches His Nose in a Gopher Trap" 10-12-52; "Jack Buys Twentieth Century Fox" 10-19-52; "High Noon" 02-01-53; "The Beavers Impersonate the Show" 02-22-53; "Bob Borrows Five Hundred Dollars from Jack" 04-19-53; "Four a.m. Walk" 11-01-53; "Jack Prepares for His TV Show" 11-15-53; "Jack Talks About His TV Show" 12-06-53; "Jack at the Train Station" 02-21-54; "Dennis Wants to Join the Air Force" 04-04-54; "Jack Loses $4.75 at the Race Track" 05-02-54; "Dinner at Don's House" 11-14-54; "Jack Has a Cold He Caught at Don's House" 11-21-54; "Television Wrestling" 02-27-55; "Bob Hope and Jack Double Date" 04-17-55; "Renting the Maxwell to a Movie Studio" 04-24-55. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Benny, Mary Livingston, Phil Harris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001225/rt_radi_001225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To many, Walter Johnson is the greatest pitcher of all time. He was a star second to none from the dawn of the game's modern era through the "Golden Age of Sports" of the Roaring Twenties. The playing career of "The Big Train", as the sportswriters called him, spanned the era of such greats as Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Lou Gehrig, and Al Simmons. Johnson knew every President from William Howard Taft to Franklin Roosevelt, and was friends with the likes of Will Rogers and Douglas Fairbanks. But it wasn't Walter Johnson's blazing fastball alone that placed him on a pedestal as high as any in American sports. It was Johnson, above all others, who came to personify "gentlemanly conduct in the heat of battle", as Shirley Povich put it. One of a small number of like-minded stars tempering the game's roughneck reputation in the century's early years, he was still around to help shepherd it through its darkest hour of the "Black Sox" scandal. For several generations, Johnson's presence in the big-league consoled parents all over the country. If the game was good enough for the modest, decent, and honest Kansas farm boy, they figured, it was okay for their sons, too. Throughout a life as full as it gets, and a career as dazzling as any in the history of sports, Walter Johnson remained an unspoiled individual, his name unmarred by any hint of wrongdoing on or off the field. This is the grand story of one of the good guys. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian Esmo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001449/bk_blak_001449_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Denali Star is a passenger and semi-luxury train operated by the Alaska Railroad between the cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks Alaska. It is a seasonal train, only operating between the months of May and September. The Aurora Winter Train operates along the similar route during the rest of the year at a less frequent weekend schedule. The train is very famous for the stunning scenery it passes and is ridden by many tourists visiting the Denali National Park. The train consists of single level coaches and dome cars.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The H-24-66 was a diesel-electric railway locomotive model produced by Fairbanks-Morse and its Canadian licensee, the Canadian Locomotive Company. These six-axle hood unit road switchers, known as Train Masters were deployed in the United States and Canada during the 1950s. Each locomotive produced 2,400 horsepower. They were the successor to the ultimately unsuccessful Consolidated line of cab units produced by F-M and CLC in the 1950s. In common with other F-M locomotives, the Train Master units employed an opposed piston-design prime mover.
The Roger Williams was a streamlined, six car, lightweight, DMU passenger train, built by the Budd Company in 1956 for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. The train was based on Budd's successful RDC DMU cars. The end two cars were equipped with streamlined locomotive style cabs and noses, resembling those on the Fairbanks-Morse P-12-42 Diesel locomotives. The four intermediate cars lacked operating controls and cabs.For operation into Grand Central Terminal, the cars were each equipped with third-rail shoes, and small traction motors, allowing them to operate into the terminal under electric power, with their engines shut down.