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Wellington, Washington
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue J Wenatchee
N 47° 44.846 W 121° 27.639
10T E 615386 N 5289377
Quick Description: Wellington, Washington is a ghost town on the old Great Northern Railway line, just off Stevens Pass Highway.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2006 3:33:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMGRA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Crystal Sound
Views: 234

Long Description:
Wellington was a stop on the Great Northern track from Wenatchee to Everett. It is at the west portal of the original Cascade Tunnel. On March 1, 1910, two trains that were delayed at Wellington were swept off the track into Tye Creek in an avalanche that resulted in the death of 96 passengers and crew. The name of the stop was changed to Tye after the avalanche so passengers wouldn't be reminded of the disaster. A new tunnel was built and the tracks and snowsheds thru Wellington were abandoned. The last building standing was the Tye Depot, but it burned in 1930.
Reason for Abandonment: Natural Disaster

Date Abandoned: 3/1/1929

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