Railway avalanche, Alaska

Railway avalanche, Alaska

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Caption: Railway avalanche, Alaska, USA. Snow from an avalanche blocking a railway track, with a steam train seen in the background. Avalanches occur when blocks of snow slide down a mountainside. They are a hazard for mountain transport. This photograph was taken sometime between 1900 and 1930.

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Keywords: 1900s, 20th century, alaska, american, avalanche, black-and-white, geographical, geography, historical, history, ice, monochrome, mountain, natural hazard, nature, north america, north american, season, seasons, snow, steam train, steaming, train, transport, transportation, travelling, united states, us, usa, winter

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