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We took the ferry (Alaskan Marine Highway which is the LIRR of Alaska) to Whittier today. It was a 5 1/2 hour ride across the Prince William Sound. We saw glaciers, otters and icebergs along the way. Whittier is so small that there is only 1 tunnel to go in and out of town. That would be fine except that the tunnel is also the way the train goes in and out. So the only time outbound traffic can use the tunnel is every hour on the hour for 15 minutes. So we arrived at 1:45 and went straight to the tunnel because if we missed the 2:00 opening we would've had to wait until 3 to leave! It was wild to drive throught it, you were on the tracks and it was 2 1/2 miles long through a mountain. The town was so small that we saw the whole thing on the way to the tunnel.