Update after the US election of the new President elect Donald Trump and his Gold Rush history of his grandfather.

We know that his grandfather Friedrich Trump, who emigrated from Germany to the United States had a business and hotel with his partner Ernest Levin at Bennett. The Arctic Restaurant and Hotel started as tent and later in 1900 it was a more solid wooden 2 level structure. It is known that they had excellent food in their restaurant, but on the other hand on their second floor in the hotel were rooms for lone feeling men. They sold what you could get for money in the North. Trump had such perfect feeling of business that very soon he moved from Bennett to Whitehorse just before the gold rush ended. The Arctic Hotel was moved by barge down Lake Bennett to Carcross, where we can find the building today as a part of the Watson General Store.

  The Arctic Hotel in the background.

 The Arctic Hotel with the Saloon on the first floor and the hotel rooms in the second floor.

 The Arctic Hotel on the barge on Lake Bennett.

 The rebuilt Arctic Hotel behind the Matthew Watson General Store in Carcross.

If you have more information or details, I would like to hear from you.

 

O Scale Resource

More about White Pass. Please check out the latest version of the great Online magazine "The Model Railroad Resource" at http://oscaleresource.com/
You'll find more information about my latest project in On3 scale.

ROYAL VISIT

We are looking back to 1959. Thanks to Bruce Ritchie took these photos as young fellow with his pocket camera.

         

The visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) on Royal Tour of Canada. Now in 2016, we have another Royal visit of Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton in Whitehorse and Carcross. Hope to have more images after the visit.

 

Box 646 und BX4

White Pass donated the historical box car 656 (left) to the city of Skagway. White Pass moved the car from shops to the location near the Skagway museum in 2016. Photo by Paul Vaughn

 

TAKU TRAM - White Pass & Yukon Rout shortest route between Taku and Scotia Bay at Atlin Lake.  They used WP&YR equipment like the open observation car below.

232 at Taku

White Pass passenger car 232 at Taku City at Lake Atlin in 1923. Boerries Burkhardt Collection.

They are coming! Container Route on White Pass. Sorry not in full scale but in 1/48 scale for your O scale layout. These are brass kits for the first containers. You can paint them in green or red. For standard use or to carry explosives. But mainly they were used also for carry asbestos from Cassiar Asbestos Mine over the White Pass railroad to the lower 48's.

The season has started!

First train of the 2016  season

First train of the season to Fraser. April 29, 2016 (Photo by Joseph J. Torregrossa)

 

First train of the 2016 season

A wonderful view to Alaska mountains. April 29, 2016 (Photo by Joseph J. Torregrossa)

 

First train of the 2016 season

Low hanging clouds between the tunnel and American Shed. April 29, 2016 (Photo by Joseph J. Torregrossa)

 

First train of the 2016 season

Entering tunnel over bridge 15C. April 29, 2016 (Photo by Joseph J. Torregrossa)

 

First train of the 2016 season

Arrival at the international boundary between the USA and Canada. April 29, 2016 (Photo by Joseph J. Torregrossa)

 

First train of the 2016 season

I guess my favorite engineer John Westfall was inside the leading GE. April 29, 2016 (Photo by Joseph J. Torregrossa)

 

First train of the 2016 season

Arrival at Fraser, Canada. April 29, 2016 (Photo by Joseph J. Torregrossa) 

 

First train of the 2016 season

There are only friendly peoples working at White Pass. Here conductor Cline welcome guest to the Southbound train. April 29, 2016 (Photo by Joseph J. Torregrossa)