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Armstrong, John H.: The Classic Layout Designs of John Armstrong: A Compilation of Ideas and Commentary from the Dean of Custom Layout Designers. Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach Publishing Company, 1960. Includes a WP&YR layout covering the line from Skagway to Carcross.

Barrett, Robert E.: Equipment of the Alaska Railroad, 1915-1985. Sterling, AK: 1985.

Beach, Rex, The Iron Trail: An Alaska Romance. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1913.

Brovald, Ken C.: Alaska's Wilderness Rails: From the Taiga to the Tundra. Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories, 1982.

Capps, S. R.: Mineral Investigations in the Alaska Railroad Belt. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 844-B. Washington, DC: USGS, 1931.

Carstens, Hal: Slim Gauge Cars. Newton, NJ: Carstens Publications, 1991. 112 pages.

Clifford, Howard: Rails North: The Railroads of Alaska and the Yukon. Seattle: Superior, 1981.

Doing the White Pass: The Story of the White Pass & Yukon Route and the Klondike Gold Rush. Seattle: Sourdough Enterprises 1982.

The Skagway Story: A History of Alaska's Most Famous Gold Rush Town and Some of the People Who Made That History . Seattle: Alaska Northwest Books, 1975. 167 pages.

Alaska Yukon Railways: An Illustrated History. Arlington, WA: Oso Publishing, 1999. 256 pages. This is an improved edition of Rails North.

Cohen, Stan B.: White Pass and Yukon Routes: A Pictorial History. Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories, 1980. 112 pages.

Rails Across the Tundra: A Historical Album of the Alaska Railroad. Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories, 1984.

Coo, William, Scenic Rail Guide to Western Canada. Toronto: Greey De Pencer Books, 1985.

Crittenden, Katharine Carson; Crittenden, Edwin; Crittenden, Karen. Get Mears! Frederick Mears: Builder of the Alaska Railroad. Portland, OR: Binford & Mort Publishing, 2001.

Deely, Nicholas, The Alaska Railroad: The Great Denali Trek. Denver, CO: Sundance Publications, June 1988. 160 pages, hc.

Tanana Valley Railroad, The Gold Dust Line. Fairbanks, AK: Denali Designs, 1996. 171 pages.

Fitch, Edwin M., The Alaska Railroad. New York: Frederick A. Praeger Publishers, 1967. 326 pages.

Graves, Samuel H., On the White Pass Payroll. Chicago: Palladin Press, 1908.

Herron, Edward A., Alaska's Railroad Builder Mike Heney. New York: Julian Messner, 1960. 192 pages.

Hites, Steve, The Scenic Railway of the World: A Photographic Journey Over the White Pass & Yukon Route. Skagway, AK: Steve Hites, 1994.

Janson, Lone E., The Copper Spike. Anchorage: Alaska Northwest, 1975.

Johnson, Eric L., Mining Railways of the Klondike: Narrow Gauge Railways Serving Coal Mines on Cliff Creek and Coal Creek, and a Placer Gold Operation on Bear Creek, Yukon Territory. Vancouver: Canadian Railroad Historical Association, 1995.

The Bonanza Narrow Gauge Railway: The Story of the Klondike Mines Railway. Vancouver: Rusty Spike Publishing, 1997.

The Sea-to-Sky Gold Rush Route : A Guide to the Scenic Railway of the White Pass. Vancouver: Rusty Spike Publishing, 1998. 90 pages.

Johnson, Kaylene; Corral, Roy. Portrait of the Alaska Railroad. Portland, OR: Alaska Northwest Publishing, 2003. 93 pages, 65 photographs.

Lawing, Nellie Neal. Alaska Nellie. Seattle, WA: Chieftan Press, 1940. 201 pages. Autobiography of a woman who ran roadhouses for the Alaska Railroad.

Lundberg, Murray, Fractured Veins & Broken Dreams: Montana Mountain and the Windy Arm Stampede. Whitehorse, YT: Pathfinder Publications, December 1996. 160 pages.

Marsh, Kenneth L. Lavish Silence: A Pictorial Chronicle of Vanished Curry, Alaska: A Unique Alaska Railroad Community. Trapper Creek, AK: Trapper Creek Museum, Sluice Box Productions, 2003.

Martin, Cy, Gold Rush Narrow Gauge: The Story of the White Pass and Yukon Route. Los Angeles: Trans-Anglo Books. 1969.

Minter, Roy, The White Pass: Gateway to the Klondike. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1987.

Mulvihill, C. E., White Pass & Yukon Route Handbook: Your Mile By Mile Guide to the Scenic Attractions on the White Pass Narrow Gauge Railroad. Oakland, CA: R. Robb, 2000.

Pennington, Bonnie, Tommy's Train Ride on the Alaska Railroad. Anchorage, AK: Publication Consultants, 2000.

Prince, Bernadine LeMay, The Alaska Railroad in Pictures, 1914-1964. Anchorage: Ken Wray, 1964. Two volumes, total 1,092 pages.

Quinn, Alfred O. Iron Rails to Alaskan Copper: The Epic Triumph of Erastus Corning Hawkins. Whiteface Mountain, NY: D'Aloquin Publishing Company, 1995. 195 pages.

Rennick, Penny (editor), Alaska's Railroads. Anchorage, AK: Alaska Geographic Society (Vol. 19 No. 4), November 1992. 96 pages.

Richter, Bernd and Susan. Come Along and Ride the Alaska Train. Cantwell, AK: Saddle Pal Creations, 2000.

Smith, A. M., On to Alaska With Buchanan: Building Citizenship. Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1937. 124 pages, hc, dj.

Spude, Robert L. S., Skagway, District of Alaska 1884-1912: Building the Gateway to the Klondike. Fairbanks: University of Alaska / National Park Service, 1983.

Tower, Elizabeth A., Big Mike Heney, Irish Prince of the Iron Rails. Anchorage, 1992. 62 pages.

True, J. D., Hoghead on the White Pass. Skagway (AK): Lynn Canal Publishing, 1988

Along the White Pass High Iron. Skagway (AK), Lynn Canal Publishing, 1989.

It Happened on the White Pass: The Life and Times of a Narrow-Gage Railway Engineer. Whitehorse, YT: Northbush Publications, 1994. 107 pages. Still (2006) available from Northbush Publications.

Westcott, Linn: One Hundred and One Track Plans for Model Railroaders. Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach Publishing Company, 1960. Includes a WP&YR layout covering the line from Skagway to Carcross (a thumbnail of it is seen to the right).

Whiting, F. B., Grit, Grief and Gold: A True Narrative of an Alaska Pathfinder. Seattle: Peacock Publishing Company, 1933.

Williams, Anita, and Linda D. Ewers, Ride Guide to the Historic Alaska Railroad. Anchorage: Turnagain Products, 1990.

Wilson, Graham, The White Pass and Yukon Route Railway: 100th Anniversary Collection. Whitehorse, YT: Wolf Creek Books, 1998. 112 pages.

The White Pass & Yukon Route Railway: A Book of Detachable Postcards. Whitehorse, YT: Wolf Creek Books, 1999.

Wilson, William H. Railroad in the Clouds: The Alaska Railroad in the Age of Steam, 1914-1945. Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing Company, December 1977. 279 pages. ISBN: 0871085100.

Zahn, Laura, Ride Guide to the Historic Alaska Railroad. Anchorage: Turnagain Products, 1987.

Yukon Tourism Heritage Branch, The White Pass & Yukon Railway Depot, Whitehorse. Whitehorse:, Yukon Tourism Heritage Branch, 1998.

No author information: "Alaska's Copper River & Northwestern Railway". In The Railway and Locomotive Historical Society (R&LHS) Bulletins. No. 168, 1993.

No author information: "A Railroad to White Pass." In the National Railroad Historical Society's National Railway Bulletin. No. 54, April 19, 1989.

No author information: "Westours McKinley Explorer Ride Guide to the Historic Alaska Railroad". Includes histories of all Westours cars.


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