The White Cascade The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America’s Deadliest Ava…

epub | 3.92 MB | English | Isbn:‎ B000Q67KZG | Author: Gary Krist | Year: 2008


The never-before-told story of one of the worst rail disasters in U.S. history in which two trains full of people, trapped high in the Cascade Mountains, are hit by a devastating avalanche

In February 1910, a monstrous blizzard centered on Washington State hit the Northwest, breaking records. The world stopped–but nowhere was the danger more terrifying than near a tiny town called Wellington, perched high in the Cascade Mountains, where a desperate situation evolved minute by minute: two trainloads of cold, hungry passengers and their crews found themselves marooned without escape, their railcars gradually being buried in the rising drifts. For days, an army of the Great Northern Railroad’s most dedicated men–led by the line’s legendarily courageous superintendent, James O’Neill–worked round-the-clock to rescue the trains. But the storm was unrelenting, and to the passenger’s great anxiety, the railcars–their only shelter–were parked precariously on the…

Category:Railroad History, History of Pacific Northwest U.S., Natural Disasters
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