Bridge under construction :: MacMillan Bloedel Limited fonds
At Skagway, the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway climbs 2,885 feet to White Pass summit in only 20 miles of track, one of the steepest railroads in the world. Of its entire 110 miles of track, 20 miles are in Alaska, 32 miles in British Columbia and 58 miles in Yukon Territory. This great engineering feat was completed in the 26 months between May 28, 1898 and July 29, 1900. The railroad construction employed approximately 35,000 workers, 2000 being the most employed at any one time.