1 - 2 General Electric

Engines history

To replace the gas switcher #3 who was destroyed during the roundhouse fire in 1969, the White Pass ordered two used General Electric 25 tons and 1947 build diesel. The WP&YR #1 had C/N # 29191, WP&YR #2 had C/N # 29195. Both with 150 hp. Original they came from the Colorado Fuel & Iron Co. as their #6 and #10. WP&YR #1 retired 1979 and was donated 1985 to the B.C. Forest Museum at Duncan, B.C. Canada were it is still on display. WP&YR #2 retired 1972 and was scrapped 1985 at North Vancouver, B.C.



Data

Number Builder Builder No. Year HP Weight Remarks
1 General Electric GE 29191 1947 150 25 ex. CF&ICo. 6
2 General Electric GE 29195 1947 150 25 ex. CF&ICo. 10

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GE 1 as Skagway switcher (1977)

General Electric 1 at Skagway.

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GE 1 and 2 at North Vancouver (1981)

Both GE's 1 and 2 were standing here at the White Pass & Yukon Route docks at North Vancouver, B.C.. The picture was taken by David G. Steer in 1981.

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GE 1 in green and yellow at Vancouver (1981)

Here the oposited side from the previous image.

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GE 1 and 2 at White Pass docks (1981)

Again, the two engines GE 1 and 2 were sitting here at the North Vancouver White Pass docks. The picture was taken in September 1981.

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2 Diesel Engine

Not more in use! I have no proved information that engine 2 ever was running on WP&YR tracks. White Pass & Yukon Route Collection - Henderson fund

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2 General Electric

Small Skagway switcher at Skagway yard. In the background we see Baldwin 72 who was destroyed during the big fire in 1969. Boerries Burkhardt Collection.

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