I Hear the Train a comin’….. Images of the White Pass and Yukon Railway

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Around this time of year, a few years back, we had the pleasure to ride this narrow gauge railroad, tracing the path of the Great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. From the Sea Level town of Skagway, Alaska, to nearly 3000 ft (915 m,) this unique experience features  tunnels, “steep grades and cliff hanging turns,” followed by serene meadows; clear, icy lakes; and the snow streaked peaks of Canada’s Yukon Territory.

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To get there from the lower 40 US States, you either have to drive a thousand miles or so along the ALCAN Highway, and then the Klondike Highway; or take one of these awesome vehicles. In our case it was the latter, The Princess Sapphire! – Awesome indeed! 

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 As usual, click on the images for higher resolution. And… Thanks for viewing!  

15 thoughts on “I Hear the Train a comin’….. Images of the White Pass and Yukon Railway

  1. We almost booked it, but opted against it. We’ll definitely take the ride when we’re back that way.

    Alaska was our first cruise, and one we’ll do again.

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  2. Awesome is right Marty! I would LOVE to take this train ride, always been fascinated with the Klondike and Alaska in general. Fabulous photos, thank you for this taster 🙂

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  3. Thanks, we also had the pleasure of doing an observation car train from Anchorage to Denali on that trip, and with a “rare” clear view of Mt McKinley most of the way. M

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  4. Thanks. Evocative. I had a summer in Alaska many moons ago. You might enjoy the ‘Hear that lonesome whistle blow’ post on the immortal jukebox. Regards Thom.

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  5. Thank You, and glancing at the Immortal jukebox I see a lot of great reading (and listening) ahead. Loved the Duke of Earl, and it’s kaleidoscopic memories induced by your post
    M 🙂

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