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The Chilkoot Trail

September 21, 1986

The Aug. 24 article ". . .On Chilkoot Trail" was indeed very puzzling. This regarded Ladislaw Reday's description of his travels on the White Pass and Yukon Route (Railway) which he identified as the Yukon & White Pass Railroad. It would seem that Reday had a most enjoyable time riding that wonderful old narrow-gauge railway, as I had done many times in the 1960s. However, according to all the information I have, the White Pass & Yukon Route ceased operations in 1982. The completion of the Klondike Highway from Skagway through Carcross to the Alaska Highway and thence to Whitehorse (Yukon Territory) probably was the principal reason for the railway's suspension of service, a truly great loss in that the highway does not exactly parallel the railway's route, thereby missing some magnificent scenery.

JACK R. McCARTHY

Upland

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