Thursday, December 20, 2007

"Going home!"

Hebelos Waterway, Tacoma, October 22, 2007. A friend of mine, Robin Paterson of Gig Harbor, was in the right place at the right time to capture White Pass & Yukon 114 being loaded on the barge “Ballard.” Western Towboat’s 3,100 hp tug “Ocean Navigator” will deliver the locomotive to Skagway.

This following about 9 months in surgery at
CEECO in Tacoma, following her fatal wreck about 35 miles north of Skagway on September 6, 2006, in which an operator was killed.

Built as Model Number DL-535-E 108T Wide Cab. Number 114 was the last narrow gauge (3-foot) unit built for a North American Railroad.

Railroad Stuff: White Pass & Yukon 114, built by Bombardier (former Montreal Locomotive Works, former Canadian Locomotive Works) in 1982, acquired in 1995, serial number M6123-04. 1,200hp.

A Special Thanks to Robin Paterson for allowing me to use these photos!

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