INTERparks White Pass Yukon Route
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In the year 1898, in the middle of a gold rush, in the middle of a frenzy of excitement..in the middle of a northern winter, construction of a unique railroad began. It was built with English money..and Canadian engineering, and mostly American labor. The White Pass and Yukon Narrow Gauge Railroad was a bold undertaking.
This is a railroad enthusiast video!! There are present day scenes of steam and diesel narrow gauge equipment working on the White Pass.
There are lots of run-bys so you can see the special collection of historic cars that are unique to this line. The history of construction is recorded in historic photos and most importantly historic movie footage showing steam equipment of early years, engines now long gone, at work on the line. Thrill to the work of a steam rotary plow propelled by two steam engines, 70 class. and now on DVD! DVD verson comes with spectacular bonus feature; A Ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. You're on board! The conductor has shouted "Board"! It's been a life long dream to ride the high iron to Silverton and now it begins....coal smoke, train whistles, clanging bells... the lurch tells you the adventure has begun!
Travel the historic route over 45 miles through rugged canyon of the San Juans to the historic city of Silverton. You will see six of the famous engines working in this video. Re-live the thrill of crossing the "Highline". Your friends can now see the most talked about portion of this line. In fact there are numerous crossing sequences, more than any other program, shot from different angles, of this famous experience. Now you can almost smell the smoke and hear the great sounds. Running time 25 minutes. Total DVD running time 75 min. An exceptional value!
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