RailPictures.Net Photo: WP&Y 73 White Pass & Yukon Route Steam 2-8-2 at North of Skagway, Alaska by Dave Blaze...
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White Pass & Yukon Route (more..)
Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
Near MP 17.5 (more..)
North of Skagway, Alaska, USA (more..)
April 27, 2011
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WP&Y 73 (more..)
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Inspiring - They call this "Inspiration Point" for a reason! The White Pass & Yukon's "rotary fleet" consisting of vintage snowplow #3 (Cooke - 1899) is marching upgrade trailed by twin steam locomotives #73 (Baldwin 2-8-2 blt. 5-47) and #69 (Baldwin 2-8-0 blt. 4-07) and coach 211 as it heads for White Pass summit and the Canadian border to do battle with the snow drifts in the time honored tradition. This is the task for which she was built 111 years ago. The train is traversing the high line and is just shy of 18 miles from Skagway and tidewater but has already climbed over 2400 feet. Here the train is clinging to the mountainside above Deadhorse Gulch so named for the more than 3000 pack animals that perished here during the Goldrush of 1897-98. This shot was taken from the old right of way on the north side of the old cantilever bridge which spanned the gulch and was the WP&Ys signature location. The bridge itself still stands but was replaced by a shorter and stronger modern structure in the 1960s that included a new tunnel to connect back with the original alignment.
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