Outside, the White Pass & Yukon Rail Train

Waited On The Dock
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The train had stopped on the dock where it waited for folks to exit from ships to board the train for a ride to Canada and back.


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Train Vanished Into Forest
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The lead cars of the train seemed to disappear into the forest as the train rounded a long curve.


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Steep Drop Next To Train
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The train passed by a forest that descended steeply down into a river gorge. Notice the low overhanging clouds that masked the rugged mountains from view.


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Three Engines Pulled
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It took three diesel engines to pull the train up the steep route and over the pass into Yukon in Canada.


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Train Crossed A Bridge
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The train did not cross that bridge until it got to it. This was the new all-steel bridge that replaced the old wood and steel bridge internal link.


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A Tunnel Through Rock
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A tunnel had been dug through the rock of a mountain so that the train could more easily reach the summit.


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The Summit Was Rocky
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The summit was mostly rock and snow with a low covering of green bushes. Note that this was the summer so the snow was mostly melted into puddles.


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Passengers Were Warm
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Each passenger car was heated with an oil stove at the front. This kept the inside of the cars at a chilly rather than cold temperature.


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The Mountains Outside
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The mountains just outside the windows of the train rose dramatically high into the clouds and fog.


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Engines Almost At Sea Level
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The engines homeward bound back to the docks and back down to sea level. Notice how lush the forests appeared in summer.


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