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YUKON GOLD RUSH Railroad Souvenir Bookends SKAGWAY ALASKA Signed by JD TRUE

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    Posted 12 months ago

    wickencrafts
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    JD TRUE was an engineer on this line for 40 years. He wrote a couple books about his adventures on this rugged railway from the 1940's to 1980's. He passed away in 2000.

    Historic Americana Pair of Bookends Made From Metal Steel Iron Narrow Gauge Rail Road Railroad Track Train Track Railway Signed Engraved Inscribed Made by J.D. True in Skagway Alaska Historic History Klondike White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad Rail W.P. & Y.R. 1898 LAKE BENNETT TO WHITEHORSE FIRST RAIL FROM ENGLAND 45 LB. Book Ends Door Stop Doorstop Decor Decorative Collectible Shelf Decoration

    Pair of 1898 Alaskan Railroad Track Bookends

    Made by J.D. True

    This pair of bookends was made from a section of the original 45 pound narrow gauge steel train track in Alaska that was used by White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad Rail in 1898.

    These were the first rails for the Lake Bennett to Whitehorse route and were built from 45 lb. track from England.

    The WP&YR was built during the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1800's. The railroad extends 110 miles from Skagway, Alaska, to the rich gold fields of the Klondike.

    This piece of rail was preserved by J.D. True, who was an engineer that spent nearly 40 years working for the railroad in Alaska. J.D. True made these bookends and sold them as Souvenirs from the rails.

    Each bookend is marked as follows:

    Stamped:
    W.P. & Y.R. 1898
    LAKE BENNETT TO WHITEHORSE
    FIRST RAIL FROM ENGLAND
    45 LB. [this pound weight is the original weight per yard for the track]

    Inscribed/Engraved:
    Made in
    Skagway Alaska
    by J.D. True

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