Built in 1898 to open the Klondike region of Yukon Territory to gold seekers, this narrow gauge railway, originally stretching from Skagway, Alaska, to Whitehorse, YT, was completed in 1900—just in time for the Klondike Gold Rush to be over. It took the labor of 35,000 men, using only black blasting powder and crude tools to battle the elements and treacherous landscapes, to hew out the 110-mile narrow gauge line. The railway hauled freight and passengers for over 80 years before closing down in 1982 after a dramatic fall in world ore prices. But WP&YR persevered and reopened its doors six years later as “The Scenic Railway of the World,” providing rail excursions to tourists from all over the world. In 1994, WP&YR was named an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
- Tipo: Viajes de un día en ferrocarril
- Región: Pasaje Interior
- Comunidad: Skagway