Once aboard the narrow gauge train (pictured below) we were treated to some of the most amazing scenery in North America. The time passed quickly as we listened to the narration and busily snapped photos. Our train car was very comfortable with large windows, complimentary drinking water, and bathroom facilities. For those who wanted better photos, a small outdoor viewing platform is located between cars and was a popular spot for shutterbugs. It was also a tad chilly with all the snow close by so I stayed inside where it was warm and cozy.
|White Pass and Yukon Route|
To wrap up the day, our last stop was the Red Onion Saloon where our hostess—in working girl attire—led the way upstairs to the brothel museum and shared the life and times of Skagway’s heyday as a stop for prospectors on the way to the gold fields.
It was a long and very full day of Alaska history and natural beauty.
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