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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: 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

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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: 4,054
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Photo ID: 362492

Arrival at Glacier Siding. The White Pass Snow Fleet climbs through 1870 ft MSL as it rounds the bend into Glacier Siding, some 14 miles north of Skagway. Here, the train will make a pit s... (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: May 05, 2011

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Photo ID: 362375

"Dispatch, the Rotary Fleet is Northbound at Fraser" the voice of Superintendent Hanousek crackles on the radios as Rotary #1 heads out along the shore of Fraser Lake, pushed by Engines 73 ... (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 04, 2011

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Photo ID: 362371

Workin' hard at Log Cabin. The White Pass Rotary Fleet charges through a heavily drifted area just south of the Klondike Highway Crossing in an area known as "Log Cabin". The charge you se... (more)

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


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Added: May 03, 2011

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Photo ID: 362263

Northbound - Fraser to Log Cabin. After a brief break for lunch, the White Pass Rotary Fleet presses north from Fraser Station toward Log Cabin on the 3rd day of their plowing mission. Wit... (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 02, 2011

Views: 4,338
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Photo ID: 362193

Bound for White Pass! The White Pass & Yukon's Steam Rotary Fleet claws its way from Inspiration Point past the now derelict Bridge 18A, en route to the White Pass Summit and a battle with ... (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 27, 2011


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Added: May 01, 2011

People's Choice 2

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Photo ID: 362184

At the summit. Having broken through the 15-20 foot drifts at Canadian Shed, the White Pass Rotary Fleet proceeds north, entering a wide open stretch of track near MP 24, which is the actua... (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 01, 2011

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