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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.
Photo Album By: Kevin Madore
 
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Photo ID: 372125

Danger Close! On the second day of the 2011 White Pass Rotary run, I stand with half a dozen other photographers atop a rocky bluff, overlooking a deep cut called Canadian Shed. Once the ... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Rotary Snow Plow
Location: White Pass, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 26, 2011


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Aug 16, 2011

Views: 6,790
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Photo ID: 365640

White Pass Archaeology: WPY #60. Sitting on a bluff near the north end of the White Pass Yard in Skagway is one very forlorn-looking, little 10-wheeler with a rather odd story to tell. ... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Skagway, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: WPY 60
Train ID: None
Photo Date: April 26, 2011


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jun 09, 2011

Views: 8,682
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Favorited: 30

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Photo ID: 365298

Day 4 - Bennett or bust! With the morning sunrise just over an hour old, the White Pass Rotary Fleet leaves Fraser Station for Bennett, to finish the 2011 spring clearing of the line. The... (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: Jun 05, 2011

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Favorited: 24

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Photo ID: 364991

The Gila Monster. The beefy-looking, outside frame locomotive you see here is White Pass Consolidation #69, a Baldwin product built for this line back in 1908. When purchased, she was one... (more)

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


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Added: Jun 02, 2011

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Photo ID: 364896

Inseparable. White Pass Mikado #73 takes Rotary #1 in tow for a reverse run around the loop track in the Skagway Yard. After returning from a day of plowing, the Rotary Fleet was typicall... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: 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: Jun 01, 2011

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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 364228

Got Alcos? In the world of tourist railroading, the White Pass & Yukon is a powerhouse. In their short, May thru September operating season, this narrow gauge railroad has run as many as 4... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: MLW DL535E
Location: Skagway, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: WPY 108
Train ID: None
Photo Date: April 24, 2011


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Added: May 24, 2011

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Photo ID: 364172

White Pass Icons Reborn. During the Spring 2011 Rotary Run at the WP&YR, the power for our chase train was this pristine-looking pair of shovel-nose, GE 90 Class Locomotives, seen here at t... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: GE 90 Class
Location: Skagway, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: WPY 91
Train ID: None
Photo Date: April 26, 2011


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Added: May 24, 2011

Views: 4,667
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Favorited: 29

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Photo ID: 363846

Send in the Rotary! With deep snow ahead and our passenger train unable to proceed any further north, we take the siding at White Pass Station and watch as the mighty Rotary Fleet charges f... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: 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: May 19, 2011

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Photo ID: 363667

Day 3: On to Bennett. The White Pass Rotary Fleet presses north from Fraser Station toward Log Cabin, with the ultimate goal of making Bennett on this 3rd day of their plowing operation. ... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: 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: May 17, 2011

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Photo ID: 363625

"Throttle back, boys!". White Pass Superintendent of Railroad Operations, Ed Hanousek gives hand signals to his pusher Engineers to ease off on the power as Rotary #1 encounters a particula... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: 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: May 17, 2011

Views: 4,356
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Favorited: 28

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Photo ID: 363177

White Pass: US-Canada Border. The White Pass Rotary Fleet arrives at the place for which the line is named: the famed White Pass. Appropriately enough, a light snow is falling. Behind the R... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: 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: May 12, 2011

Views: 3,096
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Photo ID: 363011

Servicing Stop - Glacier Siding. Rotary#1's Fireman stands atop her tender to assist the crew of a White Pass Work Train in rigging the standpipes to water his engine. Anticipating the ne... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Skagway, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 25, 2011


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Added: May 11, 2011

Views: 2,416
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 363010

Servicing Stop - Glacier Siding. With just about 6 miles to go to White Pass, the crew of the mighty Rotary #1 goes about the business of servicing their machine, while the locomotive crews... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Skagway, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 25, 2011


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Added: May 11, 2011

Views: 3,340
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Photo ID: 362907

East Fork of the Skagway River - Bridge 5A. On the way up the mountain each day, our White Pass Chase Train crew made it a point to stop at several scenic vistas, to allow us to photograph ... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Skagway, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 25, 2011


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Added: May 09, 2011

Views: 2,940
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Photo ID: 362817

Glacier - Bridge 14-A. After a servicing stop at Glacier Siding, the WP&YR Rotary Fleet resumes its climb toward the White Pass and a date with the deep snow pack which has been accumulatin... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Skagway, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 25, 2011


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Added: May 08, 2011

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