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White Pass & Yukon Route

White Pass & Yukon Route - WPY

Route:
Skagway, AK - White Pass, AK/BC - Fraser - Bennet, YK - Carcross - Whitehorse (110.7 miles)
Headquarters:
Skagway, AK; Whitehorse, YK
Junctions with other railroads:
none
Radio frequencies:
160.325, 160.425
History:
Railroad built between 1898 and 1900 during the Klondike Gold Rush.
Railroad closed on October 8, 1982.
Line reopened between Skagway and White Pass for passenger only service on May 12, 1988.
Line reopened to Fraser by 1992.
Line reopened to Bennet in 1997, with track passable as far as Carcross.
Special run made to Whitehorse on October 10, 1997, the first train since 1982.
Plans to operate entire Skagway - Whitehorse line in the future.
Ownership:
independent
Roster:
Unit Bldr. Model B/D B/N F/N History Acq. Ret. Notes
no# WIW motor car 1937 68 acquired new 1937 c.1999 retired, c.1999
1 GE 25-ton 1947 29191 nee CF&I Steel 6 1981 to BC Forest Museum, 1985
2 GE 25-ton 1947 nee CF&I Steel 10 1981 retired, 1981
3 Plymouth ML-8 1942 4471 nee US Army 7651 1946 1969 destroyed in roundhouse fire, 15Oct69
4:2 Baldwin 2-6-2 9/1912 37564 nee Klondike Mines Ry 4 to OCC 4; to P & NW 4; to PJ 4; to GNJ 4; to Wild's Game Farm; to DG & SC; to GLR 4; to South Park Rail Society
5 Beartown railbus 1998 acquired new 1998
40 Baldwin 2-8-0 1920 ex GLR 40; ex Colorado Central Narrow Gauge Ry 40; nee International Ry of Central America 40 2000 2001 Leased; returned to Georgetown Loop RR, 2001
73 Baldwin 2-8-2 1947 73352 acquired new 1947
80 ALCo 2-8-2 1920 61980 ex SVRY 20; nee SVRY 101 to SVRY (restoration) 20
81:1 ALCo 2-8-2 1920 61981 ex SVRY 19; nee SVRY 102 to SVRY (restoration) 19
81:2 GE 76-ton 1957 nee US Army 3000 to Bandegua 314 (Guatemala)
90 GE 84-ton 1954 32060 acquired new 1954
91 GE 84-ton 1954 32061 acquired new 1954
92 GE 84-ton 1956 32709 acquired new 1956
93 GE 84-ton 1956 32710 acquired new 1956
94 GE 84-ton 1956 32711 acquired new 1956
95 GE 86-ton 1963 34592 acquired new 1963
[96] GE 86-ton 1963 34593 acquired new 1963 c.197x stored and used as parts supply; may return to service
97 GE 86-ton 1963 34594 acquired new 1963
98 GE 86-ton 1966 35790 acquired new 1966
99 GE 86-ton 1966 35791 acquired new 1966
100 GE 86-ton 1966 35792 acquired new 1966
101 MLW RSD-35 1969 M6023-01 ex Sociedad Colombiana de transporte Ferroviario 1101; nee WPY 101 1999 -
102 MLW RSD-35 1969 M6023-02 acquired new 1969 1969 destroyed in roundhouse fire, 15Oct69
103 MLW RSD-35 1969 M6023-03 ex Sociedad Colombiana de transporte Ferroviario 1103; nee WPY 103 1999
104 MLW RSD-35 1969 M6023-04 ex Sociedad Colombiana de transporte Ferroviario 1104; nee WPY 104 1999
105 MLW RSD-35 1969 M6023-05 acquired new 1969 1969 destroyed in roundhouse fire, 15Oct69
106 MLW RSD-35 1969 M6023-06 ex Sociedad Colombiana de transporte Ferroviario 1106; nee WPY 106 1999
107 MLW RSD-35 1969 M6023-07 ex Sociedad Colombiana de transporte Ferroviario 1107; nee WPY 107 1999
108 MLW RSD-35 1971 M6054-01 acquired new 1971
109 MLW RSD-35 1971 M6054-02 acquired new 1971
110 MLW RSD-35 1971 M6054-03 acquired new 1971
111 BBD RSD-35W 1982 M6123-01 not delivered to US Gypsum 111, 1993
112 BBD RSD-35W 1982 M6123-02 not delivered to US Gypsum 112, 1991
113 BBD RSD-35W 1982 M6123-03 not delivered to US Gypsum 113, 1991; wrecked
114 BBD RSD-35W 1982 M6123-04 acquired new (in 1995) 1995

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Last updated: July 30, 2017