Engine No. 1 Tanana Valley Railroad—Pioneer Park, Fairbanks, Alaska
Pen & Ink on Bristol Board, Image size 6"x 8.5"
The first steam locomotive in Interior Alaska, Engine No. 1 is a Porter 0-4-0 saddle tank
engine. This engine was shipped to Fairbanks in 1905 for use on the Tanana Valley
Railroad, a 45-mile long narrow gauge line running from Chena and Fairbanks to
Chatanika. Engine No. 1, which was constructed in 1899, was operated at coal mines
near Dawson City in the Yukon Territory before coming to Fairbanks. The engine has
been restored by the Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad and is now operated
in the summer at Pioneer Park in Fairbanks.