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White Pass and Yukon Railway - Skagway, AK
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 59° 27.183 W 135° 19.088
8V E 481963 N 6590544
Quick Description: The White Pass and Yukon Railway was built from 1898 to 1900 to transport gold miners from Skagway to the gold deposits in the Klondike in Canada.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 9/27/2018 7:37:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ89M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 4

Long Description:
The steepest section of the The White Pass and Yukon Railway from Skagway to White Pass cost an average of $100,000 per mile. The railroad had to traverse steep gorges and through mountainous terrain. Trestles were built to cross rivers and tunnels through mountains. The railroad ascended a grade of 3.9 percent to White Pass.

Workers worked around the clock for 40 months to build the railroad At least 35 workers were killed in construction accidents before the line was completed. On On Jul 21, 1898 the White Pass and Yukon Railway operated its first train from Skagway.
Location:
Starts in Skagway, AK, USA - Ends in Whitehorse, YT, Canada


Type of structure/site: Railroad

Date of Construction: 1900

Engineer/Architect/Builder etc.: The White Pass & Yukon Railroad Company

Engineering Organization Listing: American Society of Civil Engineers

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Site: [Web Link]

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