Update after the US election of the new President elect Donald Trump and his Gold Rush history of his grandfather.
We know that his grandfather Friedrich Trump, who emigrated from Germany to the United States had a business and hotel with his partner Ernest Levin at Bennett. The Arctic Restaurant and Hotel started as tent and later in 1900 it was a more solid wooden 2 level structure. It is known that they had excellent food in their restaurant, but on the other hand on their second floor in the hotel were rooms for lone feeling men. They sold what you could get for money in the North. Trump had such perfect feeling of business that very soon he moved from Bennett to Whitehorse just before the gold rush ended. The Arctic Hotel was moved by barge down Lake Bennett to Carcross, where we can find the building today as a part of the Watson General Store.
The Arctic Hotel in the background.
The Arctic Hotel with the Saloon on the first floor and the hotel rooms in the second floor.
The Arctic Hotel on the barge on Lake Bennett.
The rebuilt Arctic Hotel behind the Matthew Watson General Store in Carcross.
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You'll find more information about my latest project in On3 scale.
We are looking back to 1959. Thanks to Bruce Ritchie took these photos as young fellow with his pocket camera.
The visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) on Royal Tour of Canada. Now in 2016, we have another Royal visit of Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton in Whitehorse and Carcross. Hope to have more images after the visit.
White Pass donated the historical box car 656 (left) to the city of Skagway. White Pass moved the car from shops to the location near the Skagway museum in 2016. Photo by Paul Vaughn
TAKU TRAM - White Pass & Yukon Rout shortest route between Taku and Scotia Bay at Atlin Lake. They used WP&YR equipment like the open observation car below.
White Pass passenger car 232 at Taku City at Lake Atlin in 1923. Boerries Burkhardt Collection.
They are coming! Container Route on White Pass. Sorry not in full scale but in 1/48 scale for your O scale layout. These are brass kits for the first containers. You can paint them in green or red. For standard use or to carry explosives. But mainly they were used also for carry asbestos from Cassiar Asbestos Mine over the White Pass railroad to the lower 48's.
The season has started!
First train of the season to Fraser. April 29, 2016 (Photo by Joseph J. Torregrossa)
A wonderful view to Alaska mountains. April 29, 2016 (Photo by Joseph J. Torregrossa)
Low hanging clouds between the tunnel and American Shed. April 29, 2016 (Photo by Joseph J. Torregrossa)
Entering tunnel over bridge 15C. April 29, 2016 (Photo by Joseph J. Torregrossa)
Arrival at the international boundary between the USA and Canada. April 29, 2016 (Photo by Joseph J. Torregrossa)
I guess my favorite engineer John Westfall was inside the leading GE. April 29, 2016 (Photo by Joseph J. Torregrossa)
Arrival at Fraser, Canada. April 29, 2016 (Photo by Joseph J. Torregrossa)
There are only friendly peoples working at White Pass. Here conductor Cline welcome guest to the Southbound train. April 29, 2016 (Photo by Joseph J. Torregrossa)
To start the new season also means to clear the track north of Carcross, too. The track North of Carcross is not in use for passenger service. (John Hillier Photo)
Looking South to Carcross. The White Pass & Yukon Track between Carcross and Whitehorse is not in passenger operation. A lot of trees were cut to keep the line open. (John Hillier Photo)