Museum Memories: Alaskan Syndicate’s train excursion

This photo came from the archives and collections of the Cordova Historical Society housed within the museum.

Tourists who took the Alaskan Syndicate’s train excursion on the Copper River and Northwest Railway were treated to the awe-inspiring sight of a 300-foot tower of ice looming over the train and the bridge. Excursion trains stopped for an hour and half to view the spectacular performance of the glaciers. According to the Chamber of Commerce brochure, the cost of this 50-mile trip in 1932 was $10.

This photo came from the archives and collections of the Cordova Historical Society housed within the museum. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.