Wellington Avalanche On March 1 of 1910, the worst avalanche disaster in the history of the United States in terms of human life lost occurred along the Iron Goat Trail at Wellington, Washington. -- As further details of the disaster that overwhelmed two Great Northern passenger trains, when an avalanche swept the trains, when an avalanche swept the trains and a portion of the town of Wellington, at the west portal of the Cascade tunnel, … The train stopped under the peak of Windy Mountain, above Tye Creek. It was no surprise that such an event could happen, for the mountains had claimed many lives over the years. Today, 100 years later, the memory of the horrible avalanche at Wellington lives on in the history of Washington state. Two Great Northern Railroad trains were trapped at Wellington due to snow. I had mine. Walk west from the parking lot to enter the snow sheds and reach the site of the 1910 avalanche. But nothing can quite compare to the horror of the Wellington Avalanche of 1910, which was one of the country’s greatest tragedies. Wednesday, February 23, 1910 Some travelers along this trail claim that the victims of the Wellington avalanche are still there. The Welling Avalanche Disaster , written by John Robert Coy, January 2012 This document is respectfully dedicated entirely to the memories of all of those that perished and/or suffered serious injuries in the avalanche at Wellington, Washington. Wellington Washington witnessed a Deadly Avalanche in February 1910. Two girls on this train are seeking to change their lives, and they decide to change identities to do so. Most of the passengers and crew slept aboard their trains. By Karen Frazier Psychic Medium and Paranormal Author .
Wellington was a small railroad town located at about 4,000 feet in the North Cascades. A Fierce Blizzard snow fell up to a foot an hour for days and one day saw 11 feet of snow. Created by Bob Kelly, Wellington Site Steward, USFS. A train bound for Seattle, Washington is delayed several times by very heavy snow on the tracks. Wellington, avalanche, Washington, train, railroad, snow, Great Northern, Spokane Express ; It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results. Stevens Pass, Washington March 1, 1910. Wellingtons infamous claim to history came at the expense of 93 lives lost on March 1st 1910. February 23-March 1, 1910: Two trains, one carrying passengers and one carrying mail are halted in Wellington, Washington in the Cascades by avalanches. You had your bedtime stories. Washington is certainly no stranger to disasters, natural and otherwise. 20 photographic prints ; 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. Head east on the trail from the parking lot to see old foundations and the west entrance to the original Cascade Tunnel. The relief train, with the injured, if they can be removed from Wellington, will arrive at Everett at 6:30 tonight. Workmen clearing debris from the secluded site, high in the cool, still snow-flecked Cascades, discovered the deteriorating corpse in a creek at the mountainside's base.” So begins the prologue of The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche.