he White Pass & Yukon Route has taken delivery of eight new passenger cars being built by Hamilton Manufacturing of Burlington Washington.
The additional 8 cars would bring the company’s fleet of passenger cars to 69.
Gary C. Danielson, President of WP&YR said, “The new passenger cars are a commitment by White Pass to its major customers and its confidence in the future of tourism in the north. Hamilton Manufacturing had previously built several passenger cars for the WP&YR and has also built narrow gauge passenger cars for railroads in St. Kitts and Massachusetts.
Danielson said, “Hamilton Manufacturing is a proven entity who understands our company’s needs and has developed new innovations in the construction of these cars that benefit our company and our passengers.”
The names of the new coaches are as follows:
332 Lake Johns
334 Thompson River
336 Lake Drury
338 Lake McQuesten
340 Lake Finalyson
342 Lake McNeil
344 Lake Munroe
346 Lake Pelly