Original colors of a green and yellow diesel engine with a large Thunderbird across the front reflects the Klondike Gold Rush days in Alaska. When this 110 mile narrow gauge track was completed in 1900 it connected Skagway to Whitehorse and beyond. Trailing behind are passenger cars with the Alaskan white capped mountains in the background. The engine was termed a `shovelnose' because of its sweeping steel front bumper.
The WP&YR (as it was called) stopped completely when the mining industry in the Yukon collapsed. But was reopened in 1988 as a tourist attraction that still carries passengers from May to September. (A later postcard shows the engine as blue and silver without the Thunderbird.) Unused in excellent condition measures 3-1/8 x 5-5/8.
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