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 Post subject: Best book on the White Pass & Yukon?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:28 pm 
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I was just in Alaska last month and rode the WP&Y for the second time in my life (the first was 15 years previously, almost to the day).
It's funny how few books about the RR there are out there.
I have Stan Cohen's book, but are there any better histories of the line with lots of good photos?

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Here is my story, complete with photos: http://RailroadGloryDays.com/WhitePass

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Mulvihill wrote a milepost guide, and the best book about the railroad I've found was written by Roy Minter.

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You may also be interested in "Narrow Gauge Railways of Canada" by Omer Lavalee. It has a chapter on the White Pass, as well as many photo's in the expanded 2005 reprint. ISBN-13: 978-1550418309 I'm looking forward to my first visit in September!
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see: http://wpyr.com/product-category/booksandvideos/

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There is also "Gold Rush Narrow Gauge", Cy Martin,and published by Trans-Anglo Books in 1964.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:57 am 

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The best historic resource I have read on the WP&Y is the book, "THE White Pass - Gateway to the Klondike" by Roy Minter. It was published in 1987 by the University of Alaska Press.

It's over 300 pages long with some photos and is a REALLY great read if you're interested in learning about the building of the WP&Y.

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