Alaska and the Yukon

This booklet advertises the White Pass & Yukon Route, one of my favorite railroads, but sadly only includes one or two muddy photos of WP&Y trains. While the vertical scale of the scene on the cover (which is actually the back cover) is a bit exaggerated, the reality of a train hugging a cliff hundreds of feet above the river and about to go over a high trestle and into a tunnel is more spectacular than the image reveals.

Click image to download a 4.1-MB PDF of this 8-page booklet.

There’s no date on the booklet, but it refers to the Alaska Highway as the “trail of the Nineteen-forties.” It also mentions “outlandish animated waxworks” in “Jeff Smith’s Parlor,” which refers to an automaton that operated from the late 1930s to 1950. So the booklet must date from the post-war 1940s.

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