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Wellington depot before the avalanche Train wreckage caused by the avalanche The Wellington avalanche was the worst avalanche in the history of the United States, marked by the total death count, which numbered to Two trains, a passenger train and a mail train, both bound from Spokane to Seattlewere trapped in the depot.
Late on February 28, the snow stopped and was replaced by rain and a warm wind. Just after 1 a.
A ten-foot high mass of snow, half a mile long and a quarter of a mile wide, fell toward the town. A forest fire had recently ravaged the slopes above the town, leaving very little to impede the avalanche. The avalanche missed the Bailets Hotel which also housed the town's general store and post officebut hit the railroad depot.
Most of the passengers and crew were asleep aboard their trains. Ninety six people were killed, including 35 passengers, 58 Great Northern employees on the trains, and three railroad employees in the depot.
However, the work was then abandoned, because of the adverse weather conditions, and it was not until 21 weeks later, during late July, that the last of the bodies were retrieved. This was not the only avalanche in the region that winter. Three days later, 63 railroad workers were killed in an avalanche nearby in British Columbia.
Aftermath[ edit ] Wellington was quietly renamed "Tye" during October, because of the unpleasant associations of the old name. In the same month, the Great Northern Railway began construction of concrete snow sheds to shelter the nearby tracks.
The depot was closed when the second Cascade Tunnel was completed in ; the town was then abandoned and it eventually burned.
The old track and snow sheds remain and have been preserved as part of the Iron Goat Trail,  which is accessible easily from U.
Highway 2 near Stevens Pass or near Scenic, east of Everett. This ghost town went on to have an elementary school built and named after it.
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