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Avalanche! The 1910 Great Northern Railway Disaster

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Available for screenings until

Apr 02, 2025

Available for screenings in

Worldwide

Brought to you by

Great Northern & Cascade Railway Productions

About the film

In the late winter of 1910, a relentless blizzard trapped two Great Northern Railway trains bound from Spokane to Seattle, in the rugged Cascade Mountains. Six days of frantic efforts to reach the passengers and crew failed. Early in the morning on March 1, an avalanche one-half mile wide and fifteen feet deep crashed down from the mountainside during a thunderstorm. It swept the trains off the track, killing at least 96 people. This documentary recounts America's worst avalanche disaster.

Genre

Documentary

Runtime

1h 5m

Released

2024

Producer

Malcolm Keithley

Executive Producer

Kevin Weiderstrom

Writer

Malcolm Keithley

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