August 4, 2009

This morning we took the White Pass and Yukon Narrow Gauge train to Fraser, BC. The train was pulled by diesel engines (unfortunately the steam trains only run on Sunday and we won’t be here that long).

The train follows the White Pass Trail of 1898 that was used in the Klondike Gold Rush. You can still see the trail in some places

This bridge was constructed in 1901 and was the tallest cantilever bridge in the world – it is no longer used.

After we arrived at Fraser, BC, we took a bus back to Skagway. We were the only two people on the big tour bus - was really nice to have the whole bus to ourselves. We crossed the US/Canada border twice and had to show passports, etc. each time. It was a really nice trip but we prefer steam!

We ate lunch at Skagway Brewing Co, which had some great Scottish ale. After lunch we walked to the docks where 4 new cruise ships were docked. This one looks like it could come right down the street at you.

And this one was huge!

We watched the Days of 98 Show – the story of Skagway’s notorious con man during the gold rush, Jeffrey "Soapy" Smith. It was a fun show with singing and can can dancing.


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