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Alaska Railroad Centennial

Nenana: Where River Meets Rail, and Past Meets Future”; Charcoal drawing by Noah Nolywaika

2023 is the Centennial year for the Alaska Railroad. U.S. President Warren G. Harding presided over the completion ceremony on July 15, 1923, by driving in the golden spike.

“Alaska Railroad: 100 Years Strong”; Oil painting by William Chase

This past weekend, the annual Alaska Railroad print signing took place at the Anchorage Depot. The tradition of a yearly AKRR print was started back in 1979.

This year, Nenana artist Noah Nolywaika was on hand to sign his charcoal drawing of the Nenana Depot, where the railroad was officially completed 100 years ago. William Chase was also there with his painting of the locomotives throughout the railroad’s history, including Engine No. 1. That historic steam engine now sits outside the historic Anchorage Depot.

Prints and posters are available through the Alaska Railroad’s website.


“Sunglare: Alaska”

Sunglare-Alaska”; Oil on canvas, pasted on plywood, by Rockwell Kent, circa 1919


Alaskan Landscape

An untitled, oil on canvas of an Alaskan landscape, by Bob Ross; 1981

“Denali”

Oil on canvas, by Sydney Laurence; circa 1934

Nenana in oil

Oil painting of Nenana, Alaska under the northern lights by Carl Saxild, Circa 1937

Musher under the northern lights

An undated and untitled painting by Magnus “Rusty” Heurlin; Currently located at the Anchorage Museum

“Alaska Sunset”

Oil on canvas; Sydney Laurence, Undated

“Carnivore Creek”

Alkyd on canvas by David Mollett, circa 1988


Happy Seward’s Day

Mural painted on the vaulted ceiling of the U.S. Capitol, by Jeffrey Green

“Sunrise on Canyon Walls – Alaska”

Oil on cardboard by Jules B. Dahlager; circa 1926