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2009 White Pass & Yukon Route Calendar

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 2009. For the feature image, WP&YR again commissioned renowned railway artist J. Craig Thorpe, who created...

White Pass Invests in a Locomotive Modernization Program

November 19, 2008 SKAGWAY, AK - White Pass Invests in a Locomotive Modernization Program The White Pass and Yukon Route (WP&YR) announced today its commitment to re-power its fleet of 11 GE 90-class locomotives. The first two WP&YR locomotives, numbers 90 and...

White Pass & Yukon Route Sets Historic New Daily Ridership Record!

July 24, 2008 SKAGWAY, AK - The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad (WP&YR) proudly announced that it carried 7009 passengers on Wednesday July 23, 2008 setting a new daily ridership record. Gary C. Danielson, President of the WP&YR enthusiastically...

White Pass & Yukon Route Sets a New Daily Ridership Record!

July 17, 2008 SKAGWAY, AK - The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad (WP&YR) announced that it carried6,968 passengers on Wednesday July 16, 2008 setting a new daily ridership record. Gary C. Danielson, President of the WP&YR stated that, “We are very...

2008 Editor-in-Chief Award: Best Alaska Shore Excursion Award

White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad has been awarded the 2008 Editor-In-Chief Award for Best Alaska Shore Excursion. The noteworthy award presented by the Porthole Cruise Magazine recognize those in the cruise and travel industry who have gone above and beyon in...

2008 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 2008. For the feature image, WP&YR again commissioned renowned railway artist J. Craig Thorpe, who created "LAKE...

Goding Family Bench Dedication

August 2007 was a special time for descendants of the Goding, Lindahl and Case families who came to Skagway to celebrate their family’s association with the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. Their roots go back to the early days of the WP&YR, when Joseph and...

Carcross Train Story

Clickety clack, clickety clack. Click clack, click clack. The White Pass & Yukon Route train made its way along the shore of Lake Bennett at a leisurely pace. I was standing on the outdoor platform at the end of the train enjoying the scenery, chatting with fellow...