The White CascadeThe White Cascade



An adventure saga filled with colorful and engaging history, this is epic narrative storytelling at its finest.

Author: Gary Krist

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1429905700

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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 edge of a steep ravine. As the days passed, food and coal supplies dwindled. Panic and rage set in as snow accumulated deeper and deeper on the cliffs overhanging the trains. Finally, just when escape seemed possible, the unthinkable occurred: the earth shifted and a colossal avalanche tumbled from the high pinnacles, sweeping the trains and their sleeping passengers over the steep slope and down the mountainside. Centered on the astonishing spectacle of our nation's deadliest avalanche, Gary Krist's The White Cascade is the masterfully told story of a supremely dramatic and never-before-documented American tragedy. An adventure saga filled with colorful and engaging history, this is epic narrative storytelling at its finest.

America s Highways 1776 1976America s Highways 1776 1976



The most notable was a failure of an iron Howe truss at Ashtabula , Ohio , which
took 65 lives in 1876 , the worst rail disaster in America so far . Surprisingly ,
many highway bridges also failed , despite their relatively light live loads . This
was ...

Author: United States. Federal Highway Administration

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ISBN: NWU:35556040925380

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The Two AmericasThe Two Americas



Taken altogether , this until he was the acknowledged " Railwas the most terrible
railroad disaster 1877 . Jan . Wonderful experiments of Gen . road King . " He
managed a line of Pleasonton with blue glass as a healing which has ever ...

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The Greenwood Guide to American Popular CultureThe Greenwood Guide to American Popular Culture



Due to the size of the enterprise , Coup conceived of a specially designed circus
train . ... railroad cars carrying the circus had the worst train crash in its history as
it hurled headlong into a lake from a collapsed bridge , killing forty horses .

Author: M. Thomas Inge

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39076002398894

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Alphabetically arranged entries provide a chronological survey of various aspects of American popular culture, including film, television, magazines, comic books, and best-selling books.

Railroad MagazineRailroad Magazine



It is easy to dismiss an accident as resulting from an employee ' s negligence
when , in fact , it may have been due to a failure of the system itself . ... one night
recently , killing at least 48 persons and injuring 144 ' seriously , in one of South
Africa ' s worst train disasters . ... has returned to the rails in his homeland , but
not the identical cars nor steam locomotive that he took over to America and left
there .

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American DisastersAmerican Disasters



The White Cascade : The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's
Deadliest Avalanche . New York : Holt , 2007 . Krohe , James , Jr. Summer of
Rage : The Springfield Race Riot of 1908. Springfield , Ill .: Sangamon County
Historical ...

Author: Ballard C. Campbell

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ISBN: UCSC:32106019986535

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Chronologically lists over two hundred disasters, both manmade and natural, that occurred in America, from Columbus's voyage in 1492 to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The Day the Whistles CriedThe Day the Whistles Cried



This tragic tale, set against a backdrop of wartime urgency and human error, unfolds in the midst of the racial and societal divisions of the early twentieth century.

Author: Betsy Thorpe

Publisher: Ideas Into Books Westview

ISBN: 1628800402

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People are drawn to legendary disaster stories such as that of the Titanic, seeking hope and heroism among the wreckage. The Day The Whistles Cried is a true disaster tale, filled with real people and their lives. Reading about America's worst train wreck is opening a window into Time. Two steam locomotives collide head-on in a cornfield at the edge of Nashville on July 9, 1918, taking the lives of more than a hundred people and injuring at least 300 others. This tragic tale, set against a backdrop of wartime urgency and human error, unfolds in the midst of the racial and societal divisions of the early twentieth century. Segregation and cultural mores helped decide who would perish and who would survive this cataclysmic event, resulting in a book that is more than fact: a riveting story of decided historical impact. The Day the Whistles Cried reveals the railroad system in action in its heyday. Romance and adventure, systems and rules, architecture and machinery. Its sub-culture was intrinsic to America's economy and people.

The American Energy Initiative Part 3 Transparency In Regulatory Analysis Serial No 112 35 April 7 2011 112 1 Hearing The American Energy Initiative Part 3 Transparency In Regulatory Analysis Serial No 112 35 April 7 2011 112 1 Hearing



Bottom line for the train wreck , if you will , or the overlapping regulations in the
power sector , there is only one study to ... In the worst case , Congressman
Sullivan , when we have a shortage of supply we end up with rolling blackouts
and ...

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Weekly Compilation of Presidential DocumentsWeekly Compilation of Presidential Documents



Amtrak Train Accident Well , those stories of sacrifice and love were repeated
hundreds of times that day . ... were out of I remember how humble I felt on that
day the train even before the emergency crews in 1980 when the American
people first arrived . ... have done for more than and your community was face - to
- face with two centuries : When others were in need , the worst accident in
Amtrak history .

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America in Her Centennial Year 1876America in Her Centennial Year 1876



... Ohio The Great Train Wreck On the evening of December 29 , 1876 , one of the
worst railroad disasters of the century occurred ... Covering the accident a
Cincinnati Enquirer reporter wrote : There is probably nothing in the annals of
railway ...

Author: James W. Campbell

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : University Press of America

ISBN: UCAL:B5042821

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Railroad GazetteRailroad Gazette



The Keokuk accident was one of a pair , road companies this matter of train
robbery in the The Chamber bases its claims ... their engines worst
inconsistencies in American railroad operation . leaving the pay unchanged , but
disappointing the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015013053734

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Engineering News and American Railway JournalEngineering News and American Railway Journal



The report of the superintendent of the road to the railroad commissioner of the
state dated Jan. ... while three brakesmen had passed it with much worse
alinement than that of the Providence danger signals , do anything to protect
them ; nor did & Worcester ... It must as happened in the Meadows disaster on the
work safely whether each does his duty or not , Pennsylvania Railroad , just out
of Jersey City ...

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ISBN: IOWA:31858020795294

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New Oxford ReviewNew Oxford Review



A rush - hour commuter train will collide with a chemical - laden freight train and
hundreds will be killed in America ' s worst rail disaster . Geologists will discover
the world ' s greatest oil reserves under the Great Lakes . That the fortune - tellers
 ...

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In search of the castaways South America Australia New ZealandIn search of the castaways South America Australia New Zealand



Quite a number of persons were hastening toward the railway bridge . The
people from ... A ' fearful accident had occurred ; not a collision , but a train had
gone off the line , and ... The affair recalled the worst disasters of American
railways .

Author: Jules Verne

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924014384600

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