Back down on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
Because no one was leaving or joining the train we were not bothered with either countries immigration authorities.
As we waited to go back down the mountain another train ride and went into the siding alongside us. Our engine pastas and then backed up and coupled to the carriage that we were rain. The brakemen was standing with his and described the process that we were watching as a “heavy metal dance”.
Our train pulled away just as yet another train arrived in the sidings at our side. I persevered on the platform but eventually gave up as I was getting soaked by all the rain as the train headed back down the mountains.
As the train descended back to Skagway the mist cleared and we could enjoy the views again.
In Skagway the train went on to a spur line to enable passengers to leave nearer the town. We stayed on as we wanted to get a cup of tea back on-board to warm up after being so cold and wet on the train.
Walk into Skagway
The walk back to Skagway Took about 10 minutes and we could see the Disney ship across the harbour. We passed the RV Park and the streams where people were fishing and then we started our exploration of the few blocks that made up the town.
On Broadway we turned right and went into the Alaskan T-shirt company shop which was opposite the retired snowblower train.
We walked to Broadway on the right hand side after we tried to get into the Red Onion saloon. The place was full and even had awaiting Q. Outside the wind whipped down the street with the occasional drop of rain thrown in. We then crossed over and made our way of Broadway.
I took a couple of diversions to look at an old pick up truck and to look at a couple of cribs.
The cribs were where prostitutes would have been ready and waiting for miners coming back down into Skagway to spend their money.