Sunday, July 18, 2010
Photos: Iron Goat Trail
The western portal of the original Cascade Tunnel near Wellington, Washington was the eastern end of the Iron Goat Trail on 23-June-2010
TORONTO, ONTARIO - This week's update to my photo site features the Iron Goat Trail. The Great Northern abandoned its original 1893 alignment over the top of Stevens Pass in Washington state when it opened a new, 7.8-mile Cascade Tunnel in 1929. The original line from Scenic, Washington to the original, 2.3-mile Cascade Tunnel (from 1900) is now the Iron Goat Trail for hikers. A trip on most of the trail on 23-June-2010 featured wildflowers and mountain scenery as well as historic railroad infrastructure.