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White Pass Railroad. (Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, ) "the railway built of gold."(Enlarge)

Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this narrow gauge railroad is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, a designation shared with the Panama Canal, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty.

The WP&YR railway was considered an impossible task but it was literally blasted through coastal mountains in only 26 months.

The $10 million project was the product of British financing, American engineering and Canadian contracting. Tens of thousands of men and 450 tons of explosives overcame harsh and challenging climate and geography to create "the railway built of gold."

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  • Uploaded on October 29, 2013
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Dhirubhai Patel
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-G1
    • Taken on 2011/06/27 23:25:00
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 14.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.66 EV
    • No flash