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lenelg
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Posted - 06/25/2018 :  04:20:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit lenelg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We have booked a trip on the WP&Y this summer. Which side of the train would give the best photo opportunities? The trip is one way out of Skagway with a bus return so we do not get a second chance..
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railphotog
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Posted - 06/25/2018 :  11:11:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit railphotog's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The left side faces the valley, so would be the best choice. I took the trip in 2006, and stayed on the rear platform left side for the whole trip. I took photos and videos. Here's my video taken with a small hand held digital camera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2Ew97jY_mM



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robchant
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Posted - 06/25/2018 :  12:42:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice video Bob! What was the reason for the locos swapping ends? (I assume there was a switchback)


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railphotog
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Posted - 06/25/2018 :  4:14:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit railphotog's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The train goes to the summit with the locos in the lead. There they run around the train and take it back down to Skagway.


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BigLars
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Posted - 06/25/2018 :  5:50:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have taken the trip three times. My advice is dress warm and get out to one of the open end platforms fast before the tourist crowd figures it out. If you can the one at the end of the train is best. I rode the entire line from Carcross down to Skagway this way including a good 30 minutes near the crest in a snow storm. The pictures were amazing. If you have to sit inside then the left side of the train as it heads out of Skagway is far better.

I thought you might be interested in this post as it was on the same ride I think are taking:

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30123


My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

Edited by - BigLars on 06/25/2018 5:59:35 PM

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Railrunner130
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Posted - 06/25/2018 :  8:03:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Railrunner130's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've been to Alaska three times and each time I leave more "blown away" and eager to return than the last.


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lenelg
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Posted - 08/04/2018 :  05:31:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit lenelg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your advice! Here are some of the resulting photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v7hxpc9jbtwht0c/AACZZ0gsQ4w3_kVwLVNJ9gT2a?dl=0

Lennart Elg - the Sloat Lumber Man

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