White Pass and Yukon Route Railway

White Pass and Yukon Route Railway (HMSRJ)

Location: Whitehorse, YT 35541 Yukon
Country: Canada
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N 60° 43.202', W 135° 3.002'

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Le Chemin de Fer White Pass et Yukon

Built at the time of the Klondike Gold Rush, the 177 km narrow gauge railway was the heart of the Yukon transportation system for over 80 years. Completed in 1900, it linked the tidewater port of Skagway in Alaska with Whitehorse, head of navigation on the Yukon River. As a result, Whitehorse became the transportation, and later, the administrative, commercial and population centre of the Yukon. The scenic line stopped operating in 1982 but was subsequently revived as a tourist excursion train from Skagway during the summer months.

Construit au teps de la ru?e vers l'or, ce chemin de fer de 177 km, ? voir ?troite, fut au coeur du syst?me de transportation du Yukon pendant plus de 80 ans. Compl?t? en 1900, il reliait Skagway, port de mer d'Alaska, ? Whitehorse, limite de navigation sue la rivi?re Yukon. Il fit de Whitehorse le centre de transport et, plus tard, de l'administration, du commerce et du pueplement du Yukon. Cette ligne pittoresque cessa d'?tre utilis?e en 1982, mais elle fut r?uouverte por fins d'excursions touristique, ? partier de Skagway, durant le mois d'?t?.

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of CanadaCommission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 5:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)8V E 497270 N 6731605
Decimal Degrees60.72003333, -135.05003333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 60° 43.202', W 135° 3.002'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds60° 43' 12.12" N, 135° 3' 0.12" W
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Area Code(s)205, 256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1105 Front St, Whitehorse YT 35541, CA
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