Carl E. Mulvihill grew up in a White Pass & Yukon Route family in Skagway, AK, and there was no one better suited to telling the story of the rolling stock and equipment that defined that iconic railroad. Although Carl passed away in 2021, this wonderful book was brought over the finish line by his determined and knowledgeable editor Keith Nore, as well as through generous, consistent support from Carl’s wife Renate and their entire family.
Of course, the history of the WP&YR goes back to the Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon. It was built inland from Skagway, on the Alaskan coast, and bypassed the torturous climbs over either the Chilkoot or White Passes that were endured by thousands of gold seekers trying to reach the central Yukon and the Klondike region around Dawson City.
We are so pleased to bring this book into the world, and we look forward to hearing from railway and history enthusiasts across Canada and North America. If you want to buy a copy online, check out our e-commerce store here — we can ship anywhere in Canada 🇨🇦 or the US 🇺🇸 — or come grab yourself a copy in person at the museum.