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Archives research collection Yukon Territory Railroads--Yukon Territory
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Frontier busters

The item is a video copy of a promotional film. It depicts mines and mineral resources in the North -- Alaska, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and northern B.C. -- and the role played by the White Pass and Yukon Route. The White Pass container ship "Frank M. Brown" leaves Vancouver and sails to Skagway, where its cargo is unloaded through modern technology. The freight is shipped by rail to Whitehorse, where it is transferred to trucks for transport to various mining operations. Mining of asbestos (Cassiar), copper (Whitehorse), silver-lead-zinc (Mayo), tungsten and lead (Ross River), and iron (Snake River). White Pass's involvement: efficient tranportation, integrated equipment, and increased freight tonnages.

Take four giant steps

The item is a video copy of an industrial film. It depicts the steps taken to transport 3,000 tons of oil search equipment from Vancouver to Bell River in the northern Yukon, where three companies -- Amerada, Marathon and Hudson's Bay -- combined to drill a well. BC footage includes White Pass and Yukon steamer going up the coast, and White Pass and Yukon Route from Skagway to Whitehorse.

Brave new north

The item is a video copy of a promotional film. It shows mining in the Yukon, yesterday and today, and the importance of the White Pass and Yukon Railway as a transportation system. Shows the development and start-up of the Anvil Mine, a lead-zinc mine on the Ross River; its impact on the port of Skagway and the upgrading of transport infrastructure. The first shipment of ore travels by truck to Whitehorse, by rail to Skagway, and by ship to world markets.