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A Hoghead and His Hog

The old steam engines of the White Pass & Yukon Route guzzled enormous amounts of fuel and water as they worked their way over the summit of the White Pass. The railroaders called them "hogs" because of their insatiable fuel needs and an engineer was called a "hoghead."

A famous engineer and hoghead, J.D. True, spent 40 years riding the rails and telling stories of his adventures. He recalls charging moose, runaway trains and snows higher than a train’s caboose.
J.D. True filled two books with his adventure tales, now available at the WP&YR Train Shoppe in the Skagway Depot.