Collection mac-16 - Klondike Mines Railway collection

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Klondike Mines Railway collection

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mac mac-16

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9 photographs : b&w prints. ? 1 cm of textual records.

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The Klondike Mines Railway operated from 1906 to 1913. The trains travelled from Dawson City, Yukon to Sulphur Springs, a distance of 31 miles. The KMR was conceived as a way to provide a transportation service to the many people living on the creeks. Plans for building the railway were begun in 1899 by Thomas O'Brien and partners but by the time the KMR began operation a good road system had been developed and passenger demand had decreased. The train hauled freight and cordwood until it was no longer economically feasible.

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The collection consists of photographs depicting the first train in operation, the Klondike Mines Railway (KMR) bridge, hauling cordwood, and the rail line in Dawson City, Yukon. Also included are KMR first class return tickets from Dawson City to Klondike City and Grand Forks.

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