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    First post here, I was lucky enough to buy a place north of Talkeetna and I want to know if its acceptable to ride next to the Alaska RR tracks ? It seems logical, but I don't want to break the law or ruffle feathers in the process. I understand I can cross the RR bridge at Talkeetna if my rig is less than 48" wide. From there, I could ride along the tracks to my property, if its Ok ?

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    I'll be I interested to hear more about that too. I've heard that doing so is considered to be Very Bad.

    And that it's a matter for Homeland Security to deal with. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by joemama View Post
    First post here, I was lucky enough to buy a place north of Talkeetna and I want to know if its acceptable to ride next to the Alaska RR tracks ? It seems logical, but I don't want to break the law or ruffle feathers in the process. I understand I can cross the RR bridge at Talkeetna if my rig is less than 48" wide. From there, I could ride along the tracks to my property, if its Ok ?
    I'm pretty sure any activity in the ARR right of way is considered trespass. Call them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by joemama View Post
    First post here, I was lucky enough to buy a place north of Talkeetna and I want to know if its acceptable to ride next to the Alaska RR tracks ? It seems logical, but I don't want to break the law or ruffle feathers in the process. I understand I can cross the RR bridge at Talkeetna if my rig is less than 48" wide. From there, I could ride along the tracks to my property, if its Ok ?
    There is a atv trail along the side of RR track north of Talkeetna for atv's going to a subdivision. It is extremely dangerous to be on the tracks. YOU CAN NOT HEAR A TRAIN COMMING. STAY OFF THE TRACKS,

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    Thanks for the response, I assumed folks rode alongside, nice to know there is a trail.

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    joemama. you best skinny up that wheeler....bridge is rated at 45" but I have squeesed my 46" wide wheeler through. Best to go heavy on tire air and light on the load carried.
    there is a 'trail' (road) along the tracks heading north for five miles...to the gravel pit...where you will find a regulation crossing with stop signs. From the pit you can head east towards clear creek area or north to chase area. the trail becomes a trail with various degrees and depths of mud, water and width.
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    We are able to fit 47.5" wide rigs across the bridge, but your are correct the sign states 45". They rub in a few places especially when we are hauling lumber back to the cabin. I had to put front tires on the back of my new 6x6 to get it across! Enjoy the cabin, neighbor!
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    Riding within the RR right of way is not allowed even if there is a trail.
    But people do it anyway
    Keep an eye out for the yellow RR trucks on the rails. RR cops can ticket.....
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    Anyone know if the trail is either still snow packed or thin enough for ATV's?
    -JR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilliland440 View Post
    Anyone know if the trail is either still snow packed or thin enough for ATV's?
    -JR
    Yesterdays info: wheeler travel up to the gravel pit...unknown beyond the that. Will know more after the weekend and a first hand report.

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