Michael James Heney was a rail contractor of international renown who surveyed and staked the rail line from Skagway to Carcross, YT and subsequently to Whitehorse, YT. The total rail length is 177 km. At 14 years of age he ran away from home to work for Canadian Pacific Railroad. He ended up as a wealthy man and died at 46 years.
This is the original rail cars, with a snowblower, that operated on the narrow gauge White Pass and Yukon Railway.
Skagway as it looks today, with some of the original houses fully renovated. During the peak of the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897 and 1900 the population was between 8,000 - 10,000. Today the population is about 1,060.