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White Pass Rotary Run 2011
Photos of the spring 2011 line clearing operation featuring White Pass Rotary #1 and Steam Locomotives 73 and 69. April 25-28, 2011.
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Photo ID: 611410

Hey, buddy! Rotary snow plows are NOT allowed on the platform! I'm not sure I had ever seen a photo of a rotary plow being used to clear a station platform, nor could I recall ever hearing... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Bennett, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 28, 2011


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Added: Mar 28, 2017

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Photo ID: 611326

Spring Cleaning. On its fourth day of operation, the White Pass Rotary Fleet completes the 2011 spring line-clearing operation, as it removes a 9 ft. high drift that has accumulated in fron... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Bennett, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 28, 2011


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Added: Mar 27, 2017

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Photo ID: 610956

Rounding Ptarmigan Point. After flailing away for nearly 30 minutes at a long, deep drift on the west shore of Lake Fraser, the White Pass Rotary Fleet finally rounds Ptarmigan Point and he... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Fraser, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 27, 2011


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Added: Mar 23, 2017

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Photo ID: 610841

On to Log Cabin. Charging north from Fraser to Log Cabin, the White Pass Rotary Fleet encounters little resistance from the generally thin cover of snow in the wide open spaces around Lake ... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Fraser, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 27, 2011


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Added: Mar 23, 2017

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Photo ID: 610732

Shadows and Highlights. After stopping for water (and lunch), the White Pass Rotary Fleet leaves Fraser Station, bound for Log Cabin and eventually Bennett. As the train curves off to th... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Fraser, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 27, 2011


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Added: Mar 21, 2017

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Photo ID: 610643

Water and Fuel Support at Glacier. The 2011 White Pass Rotary Run would not have been possible without the assistance of several dozen support personnel and multiple work trains bringing su... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Skagway, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 26, 2011


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Added: Mar 20, 2017

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Photo ID: 610567

"Dispatch, the Rotary Fleet is at the summit." The radios crackle with Superintendent Hanousek's announcement that his rotary train is at the actual summit of White Pass (2,940 MSL) and is ... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: White Pass, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 27, 2011


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Added: Mar 20, 2017

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Photo ID: 610215

White Pass Rotary #1: Up close and personal. White Pass Superintendent E. C. (Ed) Hanousek signals for his pusher locomotives to pick up the pace, as Rotary #1 climbs out of a deep, snow-fi... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: White Pass, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 27, 2011


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Added: Mar 17, 2017

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Photo ID: 610095

A glorious sight! White Pass Rotary #1 plows the main line between White Pass and Fraser, BC, pushed by White Pass Steam Locomotives #73 and 69. The "White Pass Rotary Fleet", a... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: White Pass, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 27, 2011


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Added: Mar 15, 2017

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Photo ID: 609990

Got snow? Throughout most of its history, the White Pass & Yukon Route was a freight hauler that did some passenger business. Back in the day, they operated year-round and used a pair of ... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: White Pass, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 25, 2011


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Added: Mar 14, 2017

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Photo ID: 609869

The "other" White Pass steamer. Although the White Pass & Yukon Route currently owns 2 steam engines, you'll rarely see publicity photographs showing anything other than the nicel... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Skagway, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: WPY 69
Train ID: Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 26, 2011


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Added: Mar 14, 2017

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Photo ID: 522565

The power behind the plow: White Pass #73. The antithesis of White Pass #69 is the beautiful Mikado you see here. This is White Pass Locomotive #73. It is quite literally THE last word i... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Fraser, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 73
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 28, 2011


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Added: Mar 10, 2015

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Photo ID: 522318

The power behind the plow: White Pass #69. Upon viewing one of my photos of this locomotive, my colleague, Dennis Livesey once quipped: "Now there's a face only a mother could love.&qu... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Fraser, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 69
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 28, 2011


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Added: Mar 08, 2015

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Photo ID: 521823

The burning of Rome...uhhh...Bennett. With an inky black plume that would have impressed Lucius Beebe, White Pass Rotary #1 attacks a stubborn, 8 ft. drift of "Canadian Concrete" ... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Bennett, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 28, 2011


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Added: Mar 05, 2015

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Photo ID: 521684

Ladies & gentlemen, now arriving on Track 1.....Please remain behind the yellow line! Ha! "Run for your life" would be more appropriate. The White Pass Rotary Fleet is seen here moving in... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Bennett, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 28, 2011


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Added: Mar 05, 2015

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