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!  

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

  1. disperser says:

    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. alpfleger@gmail.com says:

    REALLY BEAUTIFUL PICS MARTY! Nice memories!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Seeing these wonderful pics reminds me that I want to go back to Alaska!!

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  4. Sherri says:

    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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  5. Sartenada says:

    Wow, what a post. I really enjoyed Your photos. Normally I love road trips, but Your post inspires me to do also train trips.

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    • mvschulze says:

      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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  6. Thom Hickey says:

    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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