Thursday, February 27, 2014

February 27, 2014: Silence

104 years ago the giant wheels of the Great Northern's fleet of steam rotary plows sat silent, stalled in the snow, cut off from fuel and water.  The only hope to get Stevens Pass open had failed. The will of Mother Nature had proved stronger than the combined wills of men and their machines. Trains 25 and 27 remained her captive at Wellington.

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