The Nenana Depot is in need of a lot of work to open in May, 2021! Help us raise the money to purchase supplies and materials needed to complete projects like:
- Repair the roof and eves
- Replace broken glass panes
- Repair the main floor flooring and supports
- New interior and exterior paint
- Update the accessibility around the building
Please help us raise our goal of $5,000 so we can return this wonderful depot back into a museum.
You can make a donation HERE using our GoFundMe or mail in your donation to:
PO BOX 84498
Fairbanks, AK 99708
Thank you for your support to keep the history alive in Alaska!
Alaska Railroad Museum & Nenana Depot
The Alaska Railroad Museum & Nenana Depot is located at 900 A ST. Nenana, AK 99760. This museum is operated by the Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad with a working relationship with the City of Nenana to lease the building.
The museum will mainly focus on the history of the Alaska Railroad, how it grew through the years, and supported many small communities along the rail belt and beyond. The Depot is currently a flag stop for the Alaska Railroad Passenger Trains, this means the train does not regularly stop but can be requested to stop if proper notice is given.
The Museum and Bookstore will open Friday, June 11, 2021 for the 2021 summer season through September 15, 2021. The museum will be open daily from 9am - 7pm, with a break for lunch at 1pm - 2pm. Visitors are welcome to join us in waving hello to the passing trains at 10:15a and 6:15p, we just ask that you do so from a safe distance or inside the depot.
In addition to the musuem, this year you can stay in the depot in one of the three available rooms upstairs. Anyone interested in reserving a room can visit our listings on AirB&B or call us at (907)347-9200. Below are links to the three rooms - if you have any questions please let us know!
If you have any questions please contact Brian Forrest at:
P.O. Box 84498
Fairbanks, AK 99708
The Alaska Railroad passenger train stopped by the Nenana Depot
Interested in Working with Us?
The Alaska Railroad Museum & Nenana Depot is a primarily volunteer environment. Our volunteers are the foundation of the organization and accomplish much of the work needed. If you are interested in volunteering at the Depot please reach out or come on by and see the job board of our ongoing projects - we have everything from model railroading, painting, woodworking, gardening, office work, repair work, and much more!
Because we realize the Depot has to be open for train service and visitors, not all the time are our volunteers able to staff the museum. To fill these vacancies we do have a staff of paid docents who welcome guests and take care of day-to-day operations of the museum and bookstore. If you are interested in applying for one of our docent positions please fill out the FTVRR Job Application and send it in for consideration!
Please read carefully before applying:
The Alaska Railroad Museum and Nenana Depot (ARM & ND) is an official entity of the Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad, INC. (FTVRR). All employees, events, and businesses of the ARM & ND will be overseen by the FTVRR Board of Directors and the Nenana Museum Committee.
It is the policy of the FTVRR to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, veteran status, or disability.
The FTVRR is an “at will” employer. Therefore, any employee (regular, temporary, or other type of category employee) may resign at any time, just as the employer may terminate the employment relationship with any employee at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice to the other party.
The FTVRR offers positions of employment based on qualifications and may offer a position of the intended application or other which the company thinks would be best suited for. Applicants may not receive a position offer and may not be contacted if not chosen for a position.
The FTVRR has three rounds of applicant reviews;
1. Review Applications & Supporting Documents
2. 1st Round Phone / In-Person Interviews
3. 2nd Round Phone / In-Person Interviews
To submit your application please email it to or mail it to P.O. Box 84498
Fairbanks, AK 99708
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to email and we would be happy to assist you.
Click the icon above to download the FTVRR Job Application
If you do not have access to a printer, please email to request a copy be mailed to you, please provide your mailing address in the request.
Please remember to print all the needed information into your application.
Attaching a Resume and Cover letter goes a long way during the first round of application reviews! It helps us get to know you better.
It never hurts to ask questions! We are always happy to help and offer assistance, feel free to reach out any time.