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The White Pass RR out of Skagway, Alaska is but 111 miles long, built out of rock at close to maximum allowable 4 per cent grade. It was finished in 1900 to support the historic Yukon “Gold rush”. The railroad is dangerous year-round with hazards like snow and rock slides and track washouts from flooding and for those reasons, was never run in winter until the Army operated it in 1943 and 1944. There are many stunning photos of the hazards and the dangerous winter operating period that
have not been seen before.
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- Hoofdcategorie: Geschiedenis
- Aanvullende categorieën Verenigde Staten (VS), Biografieën en memoires
Projectoptie: 20×25 cm
Aantal pagina's: 108
- Paperback: 9781737454328
- Hardcover, ImageWrap: 9781737454335
- Datum publiceren: jul 01, 2021
- Taal English
- Trefwoorden 770 ROBs, 713, CNW, White Pass and Yukon, SantaFe
Frank Pelletier, the principal in this cultural American history presentation was my uncle. I am a retried logistics executive trained to research and write history in college. I have taught U.S. railroad History at the college level and have written and presented U.S. railroad and Chicago area railroad history at various forums including library programs and historical societies. My father was a Chicago & Northwestern Railroad engineer so I have been around the railroad milieu all my life. Whats more, I like railroads and railroading! My family left me their saved World War II collections of letters, photos, maps, newspaper articles, poems and drawings from which this book was constructed. These significant historic assets would be lost and forgotten if I did not make the effort to write this book. There is also the potential that other families whose forebears served in the 713th and 770th Railway Operating Battalions may find their ancestors on these pages in lists or photos.