Selected articles from historical Whitehorse Star

Whitehorse Star

Whitehorse Star Cover 1933

Here are interesting newspaper report from the Whitehorse Star, published at Whitehorse Yukon.

If you have old copies with interesting WP&YR news, please fell free to send me a copy.

 

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White Pass Information

New R.R. Depot - July 20, 1905 New R.R. Depot Burned Building Replaced by One Better Arranged and More Comfortable The new railroad depot on the site of the one lately destroyed by fire is nearing completion and will be ready ...

Jumped Track - August 12, 1905 Jumped Track Locomotive on W.P.&Y. Road Goes to Bottom of Canyon Near Summit A most thrilling accident and narrow escape of two men from death occurred shortly after midnight this morning on the ...

Road Now Open - February 22, 1907 Road Now Open White Pass Had One Week"s Strenuous Time The first train to reach Whitehorse for just one week came in Tuesday evening of this week. The train that left here a week ago Wednesday mo...

Will Rush Work - February 21, 1908 Will Rush Work Railroad Company To Do Things This Year "We will want 500 men by April 15th on our works at Skagway and in the vicinity of Whitehorse in connection with the building of ore bunkers...

First Parlor Car - August 30, 1912 First Parlor Car White Pass Road Equipped in Up-to-Date Style The first of a number of parlor cars for the White Pass railroad has been completed and came over the road on its initial trip Monday...

Had A Hard Trip - January 30, 1914 Had A Hard Trip White Pass Train Delayed The semi-weekly passenger train which is due to arrive in Whitehorse every Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. had a rather hard time this week. The train left Skagway a...

Disastrous Fire - December 18, 1914 Moore"s Wharf and Buildings are Burned at Skagway The most disastrous fire Skagway has had since she was founded in the early fall of 1897, more than seventeen years ago, occurred last Saturday ev...

Caught by slide - August 31, 1917 Caught by Slide Engineer W.C. McKenzie and Son Go Down to Death Tuesday [1] morning at 11:25 as the regular northbound White Pass passenger train hauled by three engines, was making its way slowl...

Stopped by flood - September 19, 1919 Passenger Trains Between Skagway and Whitehorse Stopped by Flood Last Friday rain started to fall in torrents in the mountain surrounding Skagway and by the following morning the Skagway river wa...

Section Foreman Killed - November 10, 1933 Section Foreman Killed When Speeder Collides With Northbound Train A fatal accident occurred on Saturday, November 4th, on the White Pass Railroad, when Dennis Kostis, 49 foreman at Pennington Sec...

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