Originally Posted by Fr0sty
this seems like a better idea
New Boeing 7777777
There are train tracks in Alaska, but likely not very close to the Bering straight. Furthermore, there may not be tracks directly connecting the ones in AK to the lower 48.
And remember, this would very like be for FREIGHT ONLY. Passenger service would be ridiculous, if there isn't a high speed rail service already between more populated areas such as LA to NY, what would make you think that they would put one in to go to Siberia of all places?
Freight, on the other hand, would make much more sense. Especially if its used for lumber and oil. (though perhaps a pipeline would be much better for oil...)
All things considered though, it will be a long time before this becomes anything serious, no one has money to spend on a project like this with this economy.