White Pass & Yukon Route

Early Steam Locomotives

up to late 1930's



Chart showing timeline for early steam locomotives                            


Duchess Built as 30 inch gauge. Widened to 36 inch and front driver disconnected. Used on Taku Tram (Atlin Southern). Preserved in Carcross

30 inch gauge, before WP&YR


Baldwin Specifications


1, renumbered to 51, rebuilt with straight boiler. Preserved in Whitehorse.

On Display at McBride

Museum, Whitehorse

#51 being moved to or

from Taku Tram service



1908 Diagram Book


2, renumbered to 52, rebuilt with straight boiler. Preserved in Skagway.

September 2000, 52 is moved to the shop for restoration. The restoration will be either cosmetic or operational, depending on boiler condition.

Leading first excursion train.

At Summit after

rebuilding about 1900

On Taku Tram

Photo taken on Taku Tram during WWII

On display in Skagway 1997



52 Pre-rebuild
1899 Diagram
Book


52 Post-rebuild
1899 Diagram
Book


3, renumbered to 53

On Columbia & Puget Sound,
before WP&YR

After rebuilding



1899 Diagram Book


4, renumbered to 54

On Columbia & Puget Sound,
before WP&YR



1899 Diagram Book

Baldwin Specifications


5, renumbered to 55. Went to Klondike Mines Railway.  Preserved in Dawson City





1899 diagram Book

Baldwin Specifications


6, renumbered to 56, converted from compound to simple cylinders

56 as switcher

Tender photos



1908 Diagram Book

6-7 Baldwin Specifications


7, renumbered to 57. Preserved in Dawson City.



56-57 Compound
1899 Diagram
Book




8, Three truck Climax

As Colorado & Northern #2,
before WP&YR

C&N #2

C&N #2



C&N #2


At work on the White Pass as #8




Magazine ad using previous photo

#8 with ballast cars at Lake Bennett




1899 Diagram Book


#8 at Lake Bennett


Magazine article using previous photo


Rear view of #8 at Lake Bennett


Converted to 2 truck, standard gauge
for White Star Lumber

Aster produced a large scale live steam model of this Climax locomotive.  Photos can be found on Google Images.  Search for:      Aster climax



59



59-60 preliminary diagram
1899
Book

59-60 Baldwin Specifications


60



59-60-66-67
1908 Diagram
Book


61

1997, Skagway



1908 Diagram Book

Baldwin Specifications


62

An early example of a

tender side ladder on

number 62.



Preliminary Diagram
1899
Book


1908 Diagram Book

Baldwin Specifications


63 Preserved in Dawson City.

On Kansas Central

when new.


64

TCT #1 or #2 (identical)

#2 went to WP&YR


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66


67



59-60-66-67 Diagram
1908
Book

66-67 Baldwin Specifications


68

After the avalanche.



1908 Diagram Book

Baldwin Specifications


69 Now restored and returned to WP&YR

1932 fire

1950's


1908 Diagram Book

Baldwin Specifications