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It takes just one gallon of diesel fuel to move a ton of freight the length of the entire Alaska Railroad route, making a train one of the greenest ways to move freight - or just go sightseeing - in Alaska.

The Alaska Railroad is committed to operating in an environmentally responsible manner.  The Alaska Railroad is one of Alaska'a earliest recipients of a Green Star Award which recognizes a commitment to reducing waste, preventing pollution, conserving energy and recycling. The railroad not only remains a Green Star business, but also recently won an additional Green Star Air Quality Award. This award recognizes the railroad's substantial efforts to reduce emissions and conserve energy. 

Our commitment to safety, service and profitability will propel us on a course of environmental stewardship, building upon our experience as a Green Star certified business. Understanding all of that is one thing, but ultimately we will be judged by our actions. We believe our future corporate viability is directly linked to documented success as a responsible and profitable corporate citizen. We are up to the new challenges. At the Alaska Railroad, we’re as committed to the Blue and Gold as we are to the Green that surrounds us.