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Old July 28th, 2014, 12:31 PM
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Train is for sure up and going today,7/28!ImageUploadedByForums1406564967.834058.jpg
DW and I will be on the 12:30!


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Old July 28th, 2014, 02:02 PM
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We were in Skagway last week and drove rental to Emerald Lake. Construction was going on due to rock avalanche and road was closed for awhile. Quite a few avalanche signs through our drive.
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Old July 28th, 2014, 03:52 PM
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Really? Really? Up and running? Yoo hoo!!
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Old July 28th, 2014, 07:02 PM
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We were in Skagway last week and drove rental to Emerald Lake. Construction was going on due to rock avalanche and road was closed for awhile. Quite a few avalanche signs through our drive.
How long were the delays? I'll be doing the drive next week and want to estimate how late I can leave the ship and get back by 7:00 PM. I'm planning to give myself 7 hours for the round trip since I like to make lots of stops and take pictures.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 09:42 PM
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Wow, I heard a few days ago that there was a derailment on the White Pass but didn't know it was the day we were in Skagway. A lot of our fellow cruisers took the train that morning but looking at the time it happened, most were probably back on the ship as we sailed away at 4pm. The Crown Princess and two NCL ships were there when we left. Glad to hear nobody was seriously injured.

I did the train ride back in 2006 and had a great time. I'm sure they're taking extra precautions to make it safe.
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Has anyone heard what was the cause of the derailment?
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Old July 30th, 2014, 09:21 PM
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Has anyone heard what was the cause of the derailment?
Our tour guide for Skagway told us it happened at the switch. Everything's up and running.
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Old July 31st, 2014, 06:29 AM
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Has anyone heard what was the cause of the derailment?
It was a broken switch - http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/...oute-1.2722963
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another article with comments from a passenger who landed in the water:

http://www.adn.com/article/20140730/...utheast-alaska
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Old July 31st, 2014, 12:34 PM
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How long were the delays? I'll be doing the drive next week and want to estimate how late I can leave the ship and get back by 7:00 PM. I'm planning to give myself 7 hours for the round trip since I like to make lots of stops and take pictures.
We waited 5 min on the way north and about 10-15 min going south a couple of weeks ago. Is probably cleaned up by now.
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2 weeks ago we had similar a delay...single lane through the affected area.
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Old July 31st, 2014, 12:41 PM
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...m.542826609177 321&type=1&theater

Here is a link to a great picture of the derailed train at the White Pass Summit. It is pretty lucky that one of those passenger cars did not roll into the lake. Thank God there were no causalties and that no one was seriously hurt!
I enjoyed every one of your re-posts. I see you are a new poster to Cruise Critic (5 posts) and can appreciate that this was a little blurp that didn't hurt anybody. I had several myself when I first got on. Post away it is your right and happy cruising.
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