Above, two visitors to Pioneer Park pose infront of Engine No. 1 before the 1990 move.

The Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad have many events each year – like our Open House, Annual Halloween Town & Spooky Train, and more! See below for events coming up – we look foreword to seeing you!

First Annual Spike Art Contest

This contest is sponsored by the Alaska Railroad who was generous to donate 450 railroad spikes to FTVRR.

Calling all rail fans and artists! We invite you to enter into our first ever art contest! Take any rail spike and decorate, paint, weld, solder, bend, twist, or use any other art media you choose to convey one of three themes:

  • Railroading in Alaska
  • The Tanana Valley Railroad
  • The Golden Heart of Alaska

Anyone can participate and enter their spikes for a chance to win some amazing prizes! For official rules and overviews, as well as the entry form, please see below.

Find a railroad spike or if you need some come down to the Tanana Valley Railroad Museum and pick some up today! All submissions will be on display in the musuem through the 2019 season!

All submissions to enter the judging competition and qualify for prizes and awards are due by 6pm, May 20, 2019. You can bring them to the Tanana Valley Railroad Museum or mail them to PO BOX 84498 Fairbanks, AK 99708 before the posted deadline.

Museum Open House

Join us for our Spring 2019 Open House and visit with the crew as they show you around the museum and in the shop. Go behind the scenes and see inside a steam locomotive, what it takes to run Engine No. 1, and get a look at many of the historic items that are being pulled out of the records room for you to see!

Are you interested in trains and want to learn more about them? Do you want to learn more about our operations and possibly volunteer and become a member? This is a great opportunity to learn more about all of these!

Friday, March 29 10am to 7pm

Saturday, March 30 10am to 7pm

Sunday March 31 10am to 7pm

Snacks and refreshments will be available! Everyone is entered in for door prizes and drawings – need not be present to win!