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Date: 05/23/20 02:36
This Steam Locomotive Seems Almost Out of Scale In This Scene!
Author: LoggerHogger

We all have see photos of steam locomotives and their trains running down the streets of various towns and cities that they served.  In most of these situations the locomotive tends to dominate the scene and seem even larger than it's surroundings.  Well, that's certainly not the case here.

We are in the heart of Skagway, Alaska as White Pass & Yukon Route narrow gauge 2-8-0 #56 makes it's way down through the center of town.  Built new fore the railroad in 1899, #56 would last in service until 1938 when she was finally retired and scrapped.

One cannot help but be impressed by the Canadian Pacific depot the towers over #56 on the left.

Martin



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 05/23/20 02:49 by LoggerHogger.




Date: 05/23/20 04:30
Re: This Steam Locomotive Seems Almost Out of Scale In This Scene
Author: refarkas

A historic classic.
Bob



Date: 05/23/20 07:22
Re: This Steam Locomotive Seems Almost Out of Scale In This Scene
Author: heatermason

And they later moved the railroad off the street toward the waterfront.  But most of the buildings are still there.

Photos from 1979; not as much fun without the #56 (more on the narrow gauge forum: for those not there that Alco will soon be photographed under some different mountains).  You are right about the scale, Martin, it's almost impossible to take a photo without putting in a lot more than the locomotive and the buildings.

Timothy
 








Date: 05/23/20 13:57
Re: This Steam Locomotive Seems Almost Out of Scale In This Scene
Author: RuleG

LoggerHogger Wrote:
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> One cannot help but be impressed by the Canadian
> Pacific depot the towers over #56 on the left.
>
> Martin

Interesting photo, but the tall building to the left of #56 is the Golden North Hotel which still stands.

https://www.nps.gov/articles/klgo-golden-north.htm

I am guessing that the sign is for an off-line Canadian Pacific Railway ticket office. 

There was also a Canadian Pacific Navigation Company provided service from Vancouver and Victoria Island to Alaska.  It was initially an independent company until purchased in 1901 by the Canadian Pacific Railway which had an extensive steamship operation.
 



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