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Great American Railroad Journeys

Series 4 Episode 3: Skagway to Vancouver

Michael Portillo embarks on a second spectacular rail journey through Alaska into Canada on the White Pass and Yukon railway. Arriving in Skagway by seaplane from railwayless Juneau, Michael heads first for Dyea and the Chilkoot trail, which the first gold prospectors hiked a hundred years ago to the Klondike. Among them, he discovers, was author, Jack London, whose stories of sled dogs captured the spirit of the gold rush.

Documentary / Travel
Original air date
Cast and crew
  • Dave MinchinDirector
  • Tom RichardsonDirector
  • Michael PortilloHost