RailPictures.Net Photo: WPY 1 White Pass & Yukon Route Rotary Snow Plow at Skagway, Alaska by Kevin Madore
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White Pass & Yukon Route (more..)
Rotary Snow Plow (more..)
White Pass Shops (Near MP 2) (more..)
Skagway, Alaska, USA (more..)
April 26, 2011
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WPY 1 (more..)
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Ready to do battle with the drifts. The winter is over. The mechanics have done their job and the equipment, some of which is 110 years old, is in top-notch condition. There is a large crew of new guys, older, experienced guys and even several highly experienced retired guys on board. The White Pass Snow Team has been methodically preparing for this operation for several months and now, it is time for them to test their mettle and the metal of their machines. Here, the mighty Rotary Fleet makes its workman-like departure from the White Pass Shops, to begin the 20 mile run up the hill to White Pass. There is no snow in Skagway, but that fools no one. The team on board knows they'll be facing 10-20 feet of snow in the passes and the mission will take several days. In the end, their mission will be successful. They will run this old equipment as hard as it ever ran back in the day and they'll clear the line in a mere 4 days, with ZERO mechanical failures.
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