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White Pass & Yukon Route:
the Carcross - Bennett Line
(Southbound Photo Album)

by Murray Lundberg

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Below - Looking south along the abandoned tracks in August 1996 at MP 67.1, and in August 1997 at MP 67. The line was in pretty rough shape.
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    MP 67 -

The same section track in August 2002. The elevation of Lake Bennett is 2,152 feet, Mount Gray on the right is 6,083 feet.

WP&YR - Mile 66, 2002
    MP 66 -

August 2002.

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    MP 62.8 -

Seen above boxcar #734 at MacDonald Creek are the glacier-studded mountains at the head of Lake Bennett's West Arm. August 1, 2001.

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    MP 62 -

In the center is Finger Mountain, which marks the southern shore of the entrance to the West Arm.

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    MP 60 -

South of the West Arm, Lake Bennett narrows dramatically, hemmed in by mountains 5,500-6,000 feet in height.

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    ca. MP 57.6 -

Bridge 57A on August 16, 2001. This steel span was installed in 2001 to replace a wooden span crossing Dundalk Creek.

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    MP 57

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    MP 56.5 -

Showing the erosion-protection added in 2001.

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    MP 55.6 -

The view to the south-west from the gravel piles at the pit.

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    MP 55

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    MP 54.3

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    MP 54

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    MP 53

WP&YR - looking south from MP 52.9 along Lake Bennett
    MP 52.9 -

The shoreline just north of the British Columbia - Yukon border (looking south from MP 52.9). August 7, 2003.

WP&YR - Pennington Station, seen from the water on August 7, 2003.
    MP 51.6 -

Pennington Station, seen from the water on August 7, 2003.

My research assistant, Kodi, inspecting Pennington Station on August 7, 2003.
    MP 51.6 -

My research assistant, Kodi, inspecting Pennington Station on August 7, 2003.

WP&YR - looking south from about MP 48.4 on August 7, 2003.
    MP 48.4 -

Looking south from about MP 48.4 on August 7, 2003.

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    MP 40.9 -

Looking towards Bennett Station in October 1997. A list of the rolling stock stored at Bennett at that time can be seen here.



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