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Bart Pulverman's Collection
 
11/24/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Bart Pulverman
Dates:10/19/2011 - 10/19/2011
Album Info:This album chronicles our adventure on one of the top tourist trains in the world. Our cruise ship, the Sapphire Princes, arrived in Skagway, Alaska early in the morning and we boarded a White Pass & Yukon train bound for Fraser, BC, Canada where we transferred to a tour bus that took us to Carcross in the Yukon Territory and back to Skagway. . The White Pass and Yukon Railroad has its origins in the Great Alaska Gold Rush of 1896 to 1899. The Canadian Government required prospectors to have enough supplies to last an entire year (2000 pounds) before they could embark for Dawson City and the Klondike. Since the means of transportation was by horse, mule or man power, the movement of material took several trips up and down either the ChilKoot Pass from Dyea or White Pass from Skagway, Alaska. Chilkoot Pass is a shorter distance, but very steep, while White Pass spreads the elevation gain over many miles. The 3-foot narrow gage railroad was completed near the end of the gold rush in 1898. That fall, over 1000 prospectors camped at Lindeman Lake and Bennet Lake and built rafts and boats during that winter. The town of Caribou Crossing (now Carcross) became a boat building meca. When the ice thawed in the spring of 1899 hundreds of boats and rafts set out from Lindeman and Bennet Lakes over a two day period for the 500-mile boat or raft trip to Dawson City via the Yukon River.
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WP&Y Number 100 at Fraser
Title:  WP&Y Number 100 at Fraser
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 9:23:07 PM
Location:  Fraser, BC
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Station
Locomotives:  WPY 100(Unknown)
Views:  82   Comments: 0
The Dutchess
Title:  The Dutchess
Description:  This Dutchess is a restored 0-4-0 tank locomotive that was used on the 2-mile long Taku Tram for 20 years. It is on display at the Carcross Depot
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 9:38:56 PM
Location:  Fraser, BC
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Steam
Locomotives: 
Views:  65   Comments: 0
Track to Carcross
Title:  Track to Carcross
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 7:27:02 PM
Location:  Skagway, AK
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  112   Comments: 2
Climbing White Pass
Title:  Climbing White Pass
Description:  Our WP&W train climbs White Pass.
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 6:45:30 PM
Location:  Skagway, AK
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  40   Comments: 0
Abandon
Title:  Abandon
Description:  When this bridge was built, it was the highest railroad bridge in the world. It is now abandon.
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 8:48:40 PM
Location:  Skagway, AK
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge
Locomotives: 
Views:  47   Comments: 0
Near White Pass Sumit
Title:  Near White Pass Sumit
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 11:11:55 PM
Location:  Skagway, AK
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger
Locomotives:  WPYR 90(90 Class)
Views:  70   Comments: 0
The U.S./Canadian Border
Title:  The U.S./Canadian Border
Description:  This is the original boarder at the top of White Pass. Today, it is no longer the port of entry.
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 7:05:38 PM
Location:  Skagway, AK
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  52   Comments: 0
WP&Y Carcross Bridge & Bennet Lake
Title:  WP&Y Carcross Bridge & Bennet Lake
Description:  The White Pass & Yukon Railroad Bridge on Bennet Lake. The station is the red building to the right of the bridge.
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 8:53:30 PM
Location:  Carcross, YT
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge
Locomotives: 
Views:  45   Comments: 0
WP&Y Caboose Number 901
Title:  WP&Y Caboose Number 901
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/23/2013 1:23:09 AM
Location:  Skagway AK, AK
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  60   Comments: 0
WP&Y Heating System
Title:  WP&Y Heating System
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 9:11:31 PM
Location:  Skagway, AK
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  50   Comments: 0
Carcross Bridge
Title:  Carcross Bridge
Description:  At Carcross, this bridge crosses Lake Bennet and the now abandon track continues north to Dawson.
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 8:41:20 PM
Location:  Carcross, YT
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  74   Comments: 0
Carcross Station
Title:  Carcross Station
Description:  The first goal of anyone headed for the gold fields in the Klondike during the gold rush of 1896 to 1899 was to climb either the ChilKoot Pass from Dyea, AK or the White Pass from Skagway. The second goal was to get to Caribou Crossing (now called Carcross) at the head of Bennet Lake. From Bennet Lake it was a 500-mile boat, raft, etc. ride to Dawson City via the Yukon River.
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 7:46:14 PM
Location:  Skagway, AK
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  83   Comments: 0
Double Track Leaving Fraiser
Title:  Double Track Leaving Fraiser
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 11:33:13 PM
Location:  Fraser, BC
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Scenic,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  40   Comments: 0
The Track Gets Lost in the grandeur.
Title:  The Track Gets Lost in the grandeur.
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 7:00:55 PM
Location:  Skagway, AK
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  48   Comments: 0
Our Train and the Port of Entry
Title:  Our Train and the Port of Entry
Description:  Fraiser is the modern port of entry into Canada. The entire population is Customs and Immigration personnel. There is no other industry other then the railroad.
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 7:10:52 PM
Location:  Fraser, BC
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  84   Comments: 0
Crossing Bridge in White Pass
Title:  Crossing Bridge in White Pass
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 6:47:57 PM
Location:  Skagway, AK
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Track
Locomotives:  WPYR 90(90 Class)
Views:  112   Comments: 0
Reflection
Title:  Reflection
Description:  Between the crest of White Pass and Fraiser, BC, we passed this pond. The scenery changes drastically once you crest White Pass. The landscape is littered with bolders from receding glaciers and we are surrounded by snow capped mountains.
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 6:54:06 PM
Location:  fraser valley, BC
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  70   Comments: 0
Ascending White Pass
Title:  Ascending White Pass
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 7:14:40 PM
Location:  Skagway, AK
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  48   Comments: 1
The Only Duel Gage Track in Alaska
Title:  The Only Duel Gage Track in Alaska
Description:  The Skagway Pier has the only duel gage track (3' and 4' 8 1/2") in Alaska. When the pier was built, they were considering converting WP&Y to standard gage. It proved to be a bad idea because it would have taken more time to widen the rock cut ledges in White Pass to accommodate the wider track then it took to build the railroad and it would not have been cost effective.
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/23/2013 9:24:45 PM
Location:  Skagway, AK
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  84   Comments: 0
Our White Pass & Yukon Train on the Pier in Skagway
Title:  Our White Pass & Yukon Train on the Pier in Skagway
Description:  Our WP&Y train awaits passengers from the Sapphire Princess on the pier in Skagway, Alaska. The pier has the only dual gage tracks in the state. The WP&Y is a 3-foot narrow gage railroad, but when the pier was built, they were considering a change to standard gage.
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 6:31:27 PM
Location:  Skagway, AK
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Passenger,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  156   Comments: 0
Tunnel Near the top of White Pass
Title:  Tunnel Near the top of White Pass
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 9:07:55 PM
Location:  Skagway, AK
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Scenic,Tunnel,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  60   Comments: 1
Entering Tunnel Near the Top of White Pass
Title:  Entering Tunnel Near the Top of White Pass
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 11:38:26 PM
Location:  Fraser, BC
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Scenic,Tunnel,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  48   Comments: 0
Locomotives in the WP&Y yard in Skagway.
Title:  Locomotives in the WP&Y yard in Skagway.
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/23/2013 9:28:31 PM
Location:  Skagway, AK
Author:  Bart Pulverman
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  WPYR 107(RSD39) WPYR 101(RSD39) WPYR 103(RSD39)
Views:  607   Comments: 3


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