Yukon Register of Historic PlacesYRHP

Casey Car House

Casey Car House

Casey Car House

Casey Car House

Casey Car House

Cultural History

Casey Car House

Cultural History

The Casey Car House is one of the few buildings remaining on the waterfront that was once associated with the operation and maintenance of the White Pass & Yukon Railway in Whitehorse. The building began as a residence for WP&YR workers and was later moved south closer to the wharf and eventually used to house the casey car, a small gas-powered vehicle used to inspect the rails and transport workers, after the original casey car house was stolen. The building was moved again in 1969 or 1970 to its current location. The WP&YR continued to use the building until the railway shut down in 1982. Today, Yukon Government owns the building and uses it as a workshop and storage shed.