White Pass & Yukon in Color
For more than eight decades, the White Pass & Yukon hauled freight and passengers over 110 miles of ruggedly scenic three-foot-gauge main line between Skagway, Alaska, and Whitehorse in Canada's Yukon Territory. WP&Y performed heroically during World War II when, under U.S. Army operation, it was a vital supply route for construction of the strategic Alaska Highway. A decade later, it pioneered in the development of intermodal containerization. An economic downturn in 1982 led to the railway's shutdown following a catastrophic loss of minerals traffic. Th booming Alaskan cruise industry triggered a partial revival of passenger service in 1988, but the railway's day as a freight-hauling common carrier-physically isolated from the rest of the North American rail network were over.
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White Pass & Yukon Route Railway
Kevin J. Holland Featuring the Photography of Ken DeJean and Ken Goslett