The number one tourist attraction in Skagway is a narrow guage train running on a route laid out in 1898. From what I see and hear, it looks like it would be a spectacular ride, with the rail grade rising nearly 3,000 feet in just 20 miles. You can see more about it at the following link: http://wpyr.com/
Odd story, though. Let's start 4 years ago, when Bev, Paul, Zac, Bri, and I were driving through Colorado. We stopped at Silverton, Colorado, where I wanted to photograph THAT narrow guage train when it arrived in town on its daily run from Durango. Well, after waiting and waiting, I finally asked one of the locals when the train would pull into town. He informed me that it would not run that day because there had been avalanches over the rail the previous night.
Now fast forward to our cruise: We had tickets for the White Pass Railway to take us up to the summit. However, upon boarding the Oosterdam in Juneau (the night prior to getting to Skagway), we heard the captain speaking over the intercom, stating that the train would not be running on the day we were arriving in Skagway because it had derailed while we were in Juneau.
It's my understanding that there were only minor injuries, and I believe that the train ran again the day AFTER we left. But it seems like a couple of kinda odd coincidences!
Anyhow, I would like to get back up there sometime and experience that train!