2 September 2018: InterContinental Railway chief project advisor Scott Spencer attended the Alaska State Fair in Palmer today to discuss the project with Alaskans from all walks of life. The vast majority were enthusiastic about the idea of a rail connection to the Lower 48 and across the Bering Strait to Asia and all the economic benefits it would offer to Alaska. This group of high school students are involved in student government and are planning to discuss the ICR at one of their upcoming meetings.
Besides being a passionate railroad advocate, Mr. Spencer also loves to ride the rails. He seized the opportunity to ride the special Alaska Railroad train to Palmer, which travels only one week per year during the Alaska State Fair, and spoke to passengers along the way about the ICR. Here he is discussing the ICR and rail mileage enthusiasts with the conductor A.J.