Old gas engine leaves behind few clues from its life on the Chilkoot Pass during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush.
A loaded sled being hauled up the snow field by the gasoline engine at the top of the pass.
Photo from the Darcie Culbeck Collection, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
The gold-seekers heading over the Chilkoot Pass. Notice the sign for the "Gasoline Tramway Co."
From stereograph picture, 1900 by B.L. Singley
The author with the combine engine and winch as it appears today.
The pistons, timing gears and overhead camshaft. The exhaust rocker arms can be seen, as well as the exhaust exit tube. The galvanized sheet metal fuel tank can be seen at the back and looks as if it could still hold fuel, even today.
An earlier photo of the engine with a cover plate embossed with a maker's mark.
The camshaft and brass rocker arms operating the exhaust valves. The outermost linkages associated with the inlet valves and timing have been broken off and are missing.
A closer look at the piston rods and the additional strengthening rods.
The cylinder heads showing the exhaust down tube and fuel pump.
Another view of the cylinder heads witht he inlet valve and ignition connection, as well as the piston fuel pump with an inlet and return pipe.