RailPictures.Net Photo: WPY 1 White Pass & Yukon Route Rotary Snow Plow at Fraser, British Columbia, Canada by Kevin Madore
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» White Pass & Yukon Route (more..)
» Rotary Snow Plow (more..)
» White Pass Summit Location (Near MP 24) (more..)
» Fraser, British Columbia, Canada (more..)
» April 27, 2011
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» WPY 1 (more..)
» WPY Rotary Fleet (more..)
» Kevin Madore (more..)
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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 actual summit of the railroad at 2940' MSL. With the snow level here just barely a foot deep, the rotary went through it like "gas through a funnel". Those of us who were chasing it had to really hoof it on snowshoes and even then, we were not able to keep up. Mercifully, Railroad Superintendent Ed Hanousek (visible in the pilot's door on the rotary) would periodically halt his train to allow his guests to get back ahead of it. As can be seen here, the workout was well worth it. The White Pass & Yukon Route has scenery of incomparable beauty.
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