Why does the Alaska Railroad need a Chief Special Agent? Does this have something to do with communist spies? As the illustrious Sarah Palin said, "we" can see Alaska. Well not really unless you travel a good 1000 miles west out the Aleutian chain of islands. And the railroad does not go out there. But maybe the government just wants to make sure that there are no double agents lurking in the bushes off of Beluga Point, a popular tourist stop south of Anchorage.