In February 1910 a monstrous blizzard stranded two trainloads of passengers high in the Cascade Mountains. An army of the Great Northern Railway's dedicated men worked round the clock to rescue the trains, which were perched precariously on the edge of a steep precipice near Wellington, Washington. The passengers waited for days as the drifts grew higher and food and coal dwindled. But as the storm raged on, efforts to escape proved futile. The passengers panicked. Then the unthinkable occurred: a colossal avalanche a half mile wide tumbled from the pinnacles, sweeping the trains and their sleeping passengers down the mountainside. Here is the tale of the deadliest avalanche and one of the worst rail disasters in U.S. history.
Definately recommended. A great real-life story that you won't want to put down.