White Pass Updates – Travel Advisories

Yuletide 2005

267 kids of all ages enjoyed meeting Santa at the White Pass depot and joined him for the annual Santa Train excursion. Thanks to all the volunteers who organized, decorated and hosted the visitors from Skagway, Haines and Whitehorse! Visit Skagway for the Yuletide...

2006 White Pass & Yukon Route Calendar Unveiled

SKAGWAY, AK — Carrying on a century old tradition, White Pass & Yukon Route (WP&YR) has again produced a stunning 24″ X 36″ wall calendar for 2006. For the feature image, WP&YR again commissioned renowned railway artist J. Craig Thorpe, who...

Record Year 2005

Press Release September 26, 2005 SKAGWAY, AK – The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad (WP&YR) proudly announced today it has ended the 2005 season with a new annual ridership record of 430,037 revenue passengers — breaking last year’s record of 404,722....

All-Time Ridership Record

Press Release September 13, 2005 Gary C. Danielson, President of the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad (WP&YR) presented Ron & Sheila Blacketer of Salem Oregon with a certificate and tote of WP&YR memorabilia.  The Blacketers were part of a record...

Special Guests from the UK

Press Release August 26, 2005 Retired English train driver and locomotive enthusiast Philip Wormald spent 10 days at the WP&YR in June to see the diesel locomotives in action.  He was joined for 6 days by friends Andrew Jones and Jonathan Lee. Their visit will...

V.O.P. Visits White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

Press Release July 26, 2005 Mr. G. Howard Dyer from Otisfield Maine is a V.O.P. (very Old person!) V.I.P who traveled independently to Skagway Alaska via Whitehorse and Vancouver to see the WP&YR. Mr. Dyer was born in June 1906, and at 99 years of age is still...