Nome Arctic Railroad

Wild Goose Railroad

 
 

Although Charles D. Lane was primarily mining man, He took the initiative in developing transpiration infrastructure. In the spring of 1900 construction began on the Wild Goose Railroad. The Narrow gauge railroad was difficult to operate due the squishy tundra that it rest on. Although it reached a speed of 8 MPH, large swaths of time was spend jacking the train carts back on the tracks. C.D. Lane with the financial backing of Dr. J. Dennis Arnold, build the Wild Goose railroad four miles to the anvil claims at a cost of 5,000 per mile.