Amy's Reviews > The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche

The White Cascade by Gary Krist
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Apr 10, 08

bookshelves: book-club, one-woman-book-club
Recommended for: Washington State residents, railroad buffs
Read in April, 2008

I didn't have a clue that there had been an avalanche disaster at Steven's pass, just a few miles from where I live, until I first heard about this book, about an avalanche that took out two trains during a several days of snow storms in 1910.

About 100 people died. Reading about the experiences of some of the survivors, and the speculation about what it was like for the people who didn't die instantly, I felt pretty guilty for my morbid curiosity.

However, it was interesting to read about, and it made me think about how we take modern conveniences like car and air travel for granted.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The White Cascade.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.