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White Pass & Yukon route to the golden north

Colin Campbell

White Pass & Yukon route to the golden north

by Colin Campbell

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Published by Press of the Trade Register in Seattle .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- Description and travel,
  • Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- Gold discoveries,
  • Yukon Territory -- Guidebooks

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesOfficial hand-book containing practical and valuable information regarding the golden North, embracing the Klondike, Koyukuk, Big Salmon, Altin, White Horse and other mining camps, with maps., White Pass and Yukon route to the golden north.
    Statementcompiled by Colin Campbell.
    GenreGuidebooks.
    ContributionsPress of the Trade Register,, Pacific Northwest History Collection.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination80 p., [1] fold. leaf of plates :
    Number of Pages80
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17596311M
    OCLC/WorldCa42983014

    White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad Built in , this is one of the world’s greatest civil engineering accompaniments. It climbs feet and travels a magnificent 20 miles through the breathtaking White Pass. Rail and Sail Package. A ride on the White Pass Summit Rail will take you through history and some of the best natural scenery in the world. This bus and rail combination tour provides a view of the unparalleled beauty of Alaska from two completely different tour perspectives--one way by train and the other by bus.

    By the time the railroad was completed in the summer of the rush was over, but the White Pass Route survived nevA?ertheless, and continued for 82 years to provide a vital link between the Yukon and the outside world. pages. White Pass & Yukon Route (Firm). Seller Inventory # More information about this seller | Contact this. Well, if it wasn't for the cruise ship industry, the White Pass & Yukon Route would have remained shutdown as it did about 30 years ago. As Mombear said, you do not have to be a cruise ship passenger to ride the train. We did this over 20 years ago and the idea of ever cruising was far from our minds.

    Meet your guide in the morning, with passports hand, ready to board the White Pass & Yukon Route railway. Once aboard the train, enjoy a 1 hour and 45 minute scenic ride into the White Pass Mountains. View narrow glacial valleys, waterfalls, and raw, scenic landscape during this fully narrated train ride. Less challenging for visitors is the opportunity to relive history on a rail journey over White Pass chugging along on the White Pass & Yukon Route summit. During summer months, the restored Gold Rush-era train, with full narration of the route and history train, operates daily between Skagway and Fraser.


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White Pass & Yukon route to the golden north by Colin Campbell Download PDF EPUB FB2

Built in during the Klondike Gold Rush, the White Pass & Yukon Route is a marvel of engineering despite the harsh weather and challenging geography faced by thousands of railroad construction workers.

The White Pass and Yukon Route (WP&Y, WP&YR) (reporting mark WPY) is a Canadian and U.S. Class II 3 ft ( mm) narrow-gauge railroad linking the port of Skagway, Alaska, with Whitehorse, the capital of 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 Original gauge: 3 ft ( mm). The White Pass & Yukon Route climbs from sea level in Skagway to almost 3, feet at the Summit in just 20 miles and features steep grades of almost %.

The tight curves of the White Pass called for a narrow gauge railroad. The rails were three feet apart on a foot-wide road bed and meant lower construction costs. Today’s short transfer by road to Skagway will be a memorable one.

The Klondike Highway is known as one of the most beautiful two-hour trips in North America, crossing over the Coast Mountains and the international border at White Pass. You will see the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, now a UNESCO International Civil Engineering.

The Chilkoot Trail is a mile (53 km) trail through the Coast Mountains that leads from Dyea, Alaska, in the United States, to Bennett, British Columbia, in Canada. It was a major access route from the coast to Yukon goldfields in the late s. The trail became obsolete in when a railway was built from Dyea's neighbor port Skagway along the parallel White Pass trail.

No visit to Skagway would be complete without a ride on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. Built in to service the Klondike Gold Rush, this narrow gauge railway is now a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The track climbs ft in just 20 miles, through tunnels and.

Though this route had been an important trade corridor for hundreds of years, the Klondike Gold Rush ended that. After the winter ofthe Chilkoot Trail saw fewer and fewer hikers. Beginning inthe White Pass & Yukon Route railroad began construction along the rout of the White Pass Trail.

The Chilkoot Trail was quickly abandoned. Before looping at the White Pass Summit, you’ll get a look at the headwaters of the Yukon River. You’ll find tremendous photo opportunities all along the route.

For the best conditions, book passage in the book in the morning, available daily, for the soft morning light, or an evening train, which runs Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays. White Pass & Yukon Route.

Toll Free: [email protected] EXCURSIONS. Summit Excursion. Bennett Scenic Journey. Fraser Meadows Steam. Chilkoot Hiker Service. One-Way Train Trips & Overnight Camping.

Connections via Carcross & Bennett. Connections via Fraser. HISTORY. The White Pass Story. RAILFANS. WP&YR in the Media. See Alaska’s scenic White Pass from two different perspectives on a tour that includes a ride on the Yukon Route railway and a bike ride.

Cycling allows you to experience panoramic views of the landscapes without worrying about parking, while a small group limited to 12 people ensures you receive personalized attention from your guide/K TripAdvisor reviews. The White Pass & Yukon Route climbs from sea level in Skagway to almost feet at the summit in just 20 miles and features steep grades of almost %.

The tight curves of the White Pass called for a narrow gauge railroad. The rails were three feet apart on a foot-wide road bed and meant lower construction costs. The White Pass & Yukon Route itself is unlike any other railroad. Against all odds, the iron trail was carved through some of the North's most rugged terrain in Built during the Klondike Gold Rush, this engineering wonder is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark -- an honor shared with the Eiffel Tower, the Panama Canal and.

The Golden North Hotel was built inat the height of the rush, providing accommodations and refreshment to some of the 1, prospectors passing through the city every week. — The White Pass & Yukon has received the second in its order of 10 new locomotives. National Railway Equipment ECC-DC No.

arrived in Skagway, Alaska, by ship on Monday and was offloaded and moved to the railroad’s shops. The 3,hp locomotive, with an EMD prime mover, joins No.

which arrived in March. White Pass & Yukon Route. Toll Free: [email protected] White Pass & Yukon freight 3-pack Includes Tank car Wood-sided reefer Flatcar with tractor and trailer Die-cast metal. Ever since the first rail was laid in to lift Gold Rush Stampeders over the jagged mountains of the Alaska Panhandle to Canada’s Klondike, the tenuous but irrepressible White Pass & Yukon Route has been rescued from peril by a succession of improbable saviors, one of them the United States Army.

Description. Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction. What You Will Visit: White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad Built in as a way to expedite travel during the Klondike Gold Rush, the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad is a three-foot-wide narrow gauge railroad that climbs from sea level to almost 3, feet in the first 20 miles.

- Explore Robert Thompson's board "White Pass and Yukon RR", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Yukon, Skagway, Train pins.

Going over the White Pass is probably one of the highlights on this amazing road trip. Optional you can join the famous White Pass & Yukon Route small-track train on the way to Skagway. In Skagway you have the chance strolling the historic streets, the gateway for many Stampeders on they way to the Klondike Goldfields.

White Pass Yukon Route Fan Web Site. GOLD RUSH NARROW GAUGE Martin, Cy - The Story of the White Pass and Yukon Route - Trans-Anglo Books, Los Angeles. Libary of. This video showcases in-depth the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad in Skagway, Alaska. This is definitely the top attraction in Skagway and worth every dime.The White Pass & Yukon Route (WP&YR) is a narrow-gauge (inch) privately owned railroad built during the Klondike Gold Rush.

Construction of the WP&YR began in May and reached White Pass in February and Whitehorse in July It was the first railroad in Alaska and at the time, the most northern of any railroad in North America.