|One of the mishaps to
which the traveler on the Pacific Railroad is liable, at this season
of the year, is that of being snowed in while crossing the high
mountain range that separates the great plains from the Pacific
slope. Our illustration on this page represents a train overtaken by
such a catastrophe. It has been stopped by a heavy drift, through
which it is powerless to shove the iron snow-plow, and all hands are
turned out, without distinction, to clear away the obstruction.