Sept 18, 2005 - Sunday
Whitehorse, YT to Skagway, AK
MPG, 17.2 MB, 4 min 7 sec
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I don't recall ever going across a wood plank bridge like this....
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Historic / relic by the roadside - didn't stop.
A 'speeder' car sitting on the rail line. I don't think we'll
make it his far on the train trip - but somewhat close.
Stopping to put on the rain layer - drizzle is starting. No
pictures of the customs checkpoints. Easy (quick) passage.
Down in Skagway. At the U.S. Customs they said that the
would not be running as there was a rockslide on the railroad. While
there was some re-scheduling of the rides the slide was cleared and my
12:45 would leave on time - nice.
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One ship in port. With the passengers out in town the town is
open and moving. When the ship loads up the town shuts down.
Rock clearing crew - thanks guys!
...gett'n a little help from their friend
Roadway (that I came to Skagway on) across the valley.
One of several bridge crossings
Right about (at least?) 14 cars
At the summit - power jockey
Third train passing by (there, I was told, were three trains running.
We were the second up but the first down).
With the third train, its power disconnected, waiting for us to leave
so it could attach at the other end of it's set
Us taking pictures of them taking pictures of us taking pictures of
them taking pictures of us...
"Trail of 98" If you look you can see the original trail
mules and men would traverse before the railroad was put in
While the low clouds obscured some fine views they did add to some of
The trip up had our car first. This led to our car being last
the way down - unobscured pictures from the platform (we could be on
the platforms, out of the town limits, but could not change cars)
A Daddy Long Legs along for the ride (top railing)
U.S. Customs (Canadian customs is miles down the road)
Historic town cemetary
A quick shot of one of the steam engines sitting in the yard.