MOW at Whitehorse

At May 19, 2006 the White Pass & Yukon Route had his first train (a Casey car with trailer) after a long time in Whitehorse. The Canadian work crew under Willi Scheffler arrived at the Alaska Highway crossing at Macrae. The rail (passenger and freight) service was suspended in October 1982 after the closure of the mining industries in the Yukon. In 1988, the White Pass & Yukon Route reopened and started rail service to the White Pass summit as summer operating tourist railroad. Today there is daily operation to Fraser as well as extra trains to Bennett, B.C.. Carcross, nearly in the middle between Skagway and Whitehorse is on the schedule for 2007. There are still 43 miles between Carcross and Whitehorse.

All images by Michael Brandt (WP&YR)

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