GREAT PICTURES!!!!!!!"WHITE PASS & YUKON RAILWAY"

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  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    If you have never seen this railway before - runs from Whitehorse, Yukon to Skagway, Alaska - it is a fantastic sight in real life -- to those of you
    who have been there you will know what I am talking about

    Should you ever journey to the Yukon, travel to the goldfields in style, "a must ". For over 100 years the only land route .

    "Were you ever out in the ,"Great Unknown," With a silence you almost can hear ?"

    The rest of North America did away with perfectly good steam trains. Northerners still use & treasure 'em .

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  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    I have never been there,,, YET, But it`s on my must do list. :D

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  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Here are the last pictures.
    Credit to Diesel John for sending me the slide show. :thumb:

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  4. Brian

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    Chris, Thank you for sharing those pictures..... those pictures are breathtaking! I bet it'd be quite an experience to be on one of those plow trains :eek:
  5. Drew1125

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    Amazing photos, Chris!
    That is truly some MAJESTIC scenery!
    :eek: :thumb: :thumb: :eek:
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    This is one of those places that can't be totally enjoyed through pics (but they help) :D :D Beautiful!! Just Beautiful!! :) :) :)
  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Pictures.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Wow! Those mountain route scenes are amazing! What a view and what a great ride! As for the winter plowing...Brrrrr! :)
    Ralph
  9. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    anyone tried to model their operations, or have any of thier equipment?
  10. RailRon

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    Thank you, Chris, for showing us these pictures!
    They came exactly at the right time for me, since yesterday I started 'building' the WP&Y as a TRAINZ layout on my computer!

    And at the same time: My best wishes for your birthday, Chris! I'll raise a glass to your health! :thumb:
    Hey, come to think of it: it's YOU who made a present to US - some way to celebrate a birthday! :D :D :D

    Ron
  11. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    You are welcome re pictures they are good eh?

    Hi Ron how are you friend, so glad these pictures arrived in a timely manner :D

    Thanks for the B/D wishes I also will raise my glass a few times :D :D :D

    So you are "building" the White Pass & Yukon on Trainz, I have the Ultimate Collection edition , are you working with the same?

    I have had it a few years and never realy got into it :rolleyes:
  12. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Some fantastic shots there Chris.:thumb: Thanks for sharing them with us. We here in the southwest can't possibly comprehend what some of those scenes depict, unless of course, that's white sand they're pushing around after a really severe sand storm...:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Great stuff, post more if you can.:wave:
  13. Relic

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    there was a show on the disc channel on the building of that road looked like a LOT of fun
  14. interurban

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    I do not know of any L/O depicting this Railway, I should think there must be some one modeling it maybe in that area.

    It would be a nice L/O to build as I to like the equipment.

    Let us know if you find one. :thumb:
  15. Russ Bellinis

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    101 Track Plans for Model Railroaders by Lynn Westcott had one layout for the White Pass and Yukon is I remember correctly. We have been doing a bunch of renovating and most of my books are packed away so I can't access it right now to make sure.
  16. Marxed

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    amasing!!!
  17. RailRon

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    You are right, Russ, the WP&Y is plan #101 in the book '101 Track Plans'. I own a very old edition (1969), so I don't know if it s included in the newest re-relase of this book.
    There was another Kalmbach book, 'More Railroads you can model' (1978, out of print), which featured the same track plan, but had a lot of additional prototype information.

    Chris,
    I updated my TRAINZ to 'Railroad Simulator 2006'. There is a lot of additional free stuff to download in the web - among them quite a heap of 3ft narrow gauge rolling stock, including the funny cab diesels of the 90 class. I started the WP&Y for a change from the 'normal' D&RGW 3-footers. A second project is a layout based on the Maine two-footers, namely the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes, and the third project is a mountain line here in Switzerland.
    However, I'll work on these layouts only when the mood strikes - working on my own real 3d TC&W in the basement has far more priority. :D :thumb:

    BTW, here is another link for WP&Y fans. Lots of pictures - and it really is a beautiful scenery!

    Ron
  18. interurban

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    Thanks Russ and Ron for the updates.

    That`s a neat web site Ron.

    Like you Ron I have to much to do down stairs at the moment , But I must one day get into that there Trainz.
  19. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    WOW! I am speechless!

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    OK, I am back. WOW! That is incredible! Seeing those steamers push that rotary plow is amazing! Forget the summer tourist sightseeing - I want to ride the snow train!

    Andrew

    PS - What happened to the skier?
  20. Cadillac_SD9

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    Nice photos. I look forward to more great pics.