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White Pass Rotary Run 2011
Photos of the spring 2011 line clearing operation featuring White Pass Rotary #1 and Steam Locomotives 73 and 69. April 25-28, 2011.
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Photo ID: 521552

Trespassers in a pristine wilderness. Plowing snow that's just a foot or two deep, the White Pass Rotary Fleet is making good progress through Meadows, en route to a water and lunch stop ju... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Fraser, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 27, 2011


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Photo ID: 521415

It's a good day for plowin', eh?. Looking a bit like a giant whale surfacing, the White Pass Rotary Fleet climbs out of a deep cut, about 3 miles north of the US/Canada Border, en route to ... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: White Pass, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 27, 2011


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Added: Mar 03, 2015

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Photo ID: 467352

Pressing toward Log Cabin. Having left the really deep snows behind them at White Pass, the rotary fleet has been cruising north through British Columbia and a snow pack that is mostly just... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Log Cabin, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 27, 2011


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Added: Jan 23, 2014

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Photo ID: 467257

Controlled Violence! White Pass Master Mechanic Dave Sorrell watches the controlled explosion of snow and ice from the relative safety of the pilothouse, as Rotary #1 attacks the "Canadian ... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Rotary Snow Plow
Location: White Pass, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 25, 2011


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Added: Jan 22, 2014

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Photo ID: 467139

White Pass Work Extra. A pair of GE 90 Class Locomotives and their work extra await the call to duty, just north of the White Pass Shops on a cool afternoon in April.

Every spring, thi... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: GE 90 Class
Location: Skagway, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: WPY 100
Train ID: Work Extra
Photo Date: April 26, 2011


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Added: Jan 21, 2014

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Photo ID: 418367

Steamscape: Inspiration Point. The White Pass Rotary Fleet claws its way past Inspiration Point en route to another day of operations to clear the line for the opening of the tourist season... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Skagway, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 27, 2011


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Added: Dec 20, 2012

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Photo ID: 418172

Steamscape: Ptarmigan Point. After a very stubborn drift delayed them for nearly 30 minutes, the White Pass Rotary Fleet finally rounds Ptarmigan Point, on the western shore of Lake Fraser... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Fraser, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 27, 2011


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Added: Dec 19, 2012

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Photo ID: 418062

Somewhere around here, there's a railroad. A White Pass "Cat" cuts down the deep snow pack to a level that will allow the line's rotary snow plow to operate without continuously stalling o... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Rotary Snow Plow
Location: White Pass, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 26, 2011


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Added: Dec 17, 2012

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Photo ID: 417953

Forward! After a brief break to allow guest photographers to snowshoe ahead of the train, White Pass Superintendent Ed Hanousek motions to the Engineers on the pusher locomotives to resume ... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Rotary Snow Plow
Location: White Pass, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 27, 2011


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Added: Dec 16, 2012

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Photo ID: 417696

Nothing happens without water. White Pass Fireman Jeremy Simmons oversees the watering of Rotary Plow #1 during a brief servicing stop at Glacier Siding. Back when steam was the primary mo... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Skagway, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 26, 2011


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Added: Dec 14, 2012

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Photo ID: 417582

When you guys are done, could you do my driveway? Retired crew member Mike O'Daniel leads the charge as the White Pass Rotary Fleet impacts an 8-foot drift in front of the station building ... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Bennett, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 28, 2011


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Added: Dec 12, 2012

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Photo ID: 417497

Majestic! That was about the only word I could come up with to describe this extraordinary scene of a steam-powered rotary snow plow and two pusher engines going full tilt in the pristine ... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Rotary Snow Plow
Location: White Pass, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 1
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 27, 2011


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Added: Dec 11, 2012

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Photo ID: 417428

"Fellas, we're lookin' at some real Canadian Concrete up ahead!" White Pass Manager of Train Operations, Mark Schaefer (red jacket), holds a brief conference with the crew of Steam Locomoti... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: White Pass, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 69
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 25, 2011


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Added: Dec 10, 2012

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Photo ID: 394234

The power behind the plow. The White Pass & Yukon Rotary Fleet breaks out of Canadian Shed and heads north toward Fraser, British Columbia under a wintry sky. In this going-away view of t... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: White Pass, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WPY 69
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 26, 2011


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Added: Apr 05, 2012

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Photo ID: 394159

Mountain Muscle. The White Pass & Yukon's 1908 Baldwin 2-8-0 #69 switches shop leads at the south end of the White Pass Yard, as she prepares to couple up with Mikado #73 and Rotary #1 for... (more)

Railroad: White Pass & Yukon Route
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Skagway, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: WPY 69
Train ID: WPY Rotary Fleet
Photo Date: April 26, 2011


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Added: Apr 04, 2012

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