coal creek railway

In the above photograph, this little engine belonging to the Canadian Klondike Mining Company was headed for the Coal Creek Railway north of Dawson City in 1913.

In the above photograph, this little engine belonging to the Canadian Klondike Mining Company was headed for the Coal Creek Railway north of Dawson City in 1913.

I believe at one time there were three railroads in the Yukon—the Klondike Mines Railway, the Coal Creek Railway and the White Pass and Yukon Route, which, of course, still exists. The other two are no more.

I talked to somebody a while back who had bought one of the engines that came from the Coal Creek Railway and he had completely restored it. He was proud of the accomplishment.

It might even have been the engine shown above.

The Copper Belt Museum and Theme Park could have used a train engine like that one.

This is a Wolfe photograph from the Yukon Archive and the National Archives of Canada.

Anyone with information about this subject, please write Jim Robb: The Colourful Five Per Cent Scrapbook—Can You Identify? c/o the Yukon News, 211 Wood Street, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2E4, or e-mail through the News website, www.yukon-news.com.

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