The extension of the Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Whitehorse, Yukon,
Canada, has been proposed through Alaska House Bill 241. At Whitehorse, the proposed
railroad would join the existing White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad allowing for a
tidewater connection at Skagway, Alaska. However, White Pass track gauge is non-
standard and an overhaul of the entire railroad infrastructure would be necessary to
accommodate the proposed rail link. This project considers the process and feasibility of
this conversion.

Keywords: White Pass Railroad
Alaska Railroad
Gauge Conversion
Trans-Canada
Extension