A few of the 96 victims of the March 1, 1910 avalanche on Windy Mountain on the Great Northern Railroads route over and under Stevens Pass. Two trains waited days for a storm to pass and the tracks to be dug out so the they could proceed to Everett. They waited near Wellington, a railroad town outside the west side of the tunnel. A turn in the warming weather brought rain and and the avalanches the took the waiting cars into the canyon below Wellington. Many of the dead – once dug out – were dragged on toboggans along the same tracks they expected to travel in the comfort of sleepers and passenger cars – although most of the casualties and deaths were among raliroad employees.

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