Wednesday, August 4, 2010

USA - Alaska - White Pass & Yukon Route

Steam Engine 73 pulls a special charter train to the White Pass Summit. This narrow gauge railroad was built in 1898-1899 during the Klondike Gold Rush.

Sent by Mary Ellen from Illinois, USA.

This is from Wikipedia : The White Pass and Yukon Route (WP&Y, WP&YR) (reporting mark WPY) is a Canadian and U.S. Class II narrow gauge railroad linking the port of Skagway, Alaska with Whitehorse, the capital of Yukon, Canada. An isolated system, it has no direct connection to any other railroad. Equipment, freight and passengers are ferried by ship through the Port of Skagway, and via road through a few of the stops along its route. The railroad is a subsidiary of Clublink Enterprises Limited, which is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:TWH) and operated by the Pacific and Arctic Railway and Navigation Company (in Alaska), the British Columbia Yukon Railway Company (in British Columbia) and the British Yukon Railway Company, originally known as the British Yukon Mining, Trading and Transportation Company (in Yukon), which use the trade name White Pass and Yukon Route.

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