WPY2015090652 - White Pass & Yukon, Bennett, BC, 9/2015
White Pass & Yukon narrow gauge 2-8-2 steam engine #73 showed up and proceeded around the balloon track to be inspected, watered & lubed. #73 was on a day long photo shoot for WPY's advertising & PR folks.
#73 was the last steam engine built by Baldwin Locomotive Works, It was built in 1947 for the WPY, retired in 1964 and put on display. After being restored it was placed back in daily service in 1984.
We were riding the 5-car Bennett Scenic Journey train from Carcross, Yukon to Skagway, AK, on 9/5/2015 and were making a lunch stop in Bennett, BC. Alco DL5353E 110 was leading our train.
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