September 20, 2003

A Wedding (Two Ceremonies!) Aboard the WP&YR at the White Pass Summit

Carl Mulvihill of Skagway Alaska is a long-time friend of the White Pass & Yukon Route and unofficial company historian. He is currently employed as a U.S. Customs Officer and was engaged to Canadian Customs Officer Renate DesRoches.

Carl’s wish was to have a “marital coupling” at the U.S./Canadian border at the White Pass Summit! Company President Gary C. Danielson gifted Carl & Renate a special charter to celebrate their wedding day with family and friends. White Pass crew gladly donated their time and delivered this charter with their usual style and class.

The Wedding Train departed promptly at 1:00 pm and featured coach #207, the Lake Morrow, as the “Chapel Car” immediately behind two GE diesels. The Wedding Party was in coach#278, the Lake Fairweather. An additional 5 coaches made up the consist carrying a total of 112 guests.

Renate traveled on a one-way ticket to the Summit as “Renate DesRoches”. Her return ticket read “Mrs. Mulvihill”. Following the ceremonies at the White Pass Summit, the “wedding train” became the “honeymoon train” and the happy couple shared a champagne toast with guests in each of the coaches.

Download the Wedding Program.