Kevin Weiderstrom is the creator and guiding force behind the Great Northern & Cascade Railway. Kevin is a railway historian and has detailed knowledge of the disaster site. Kevin is Executive Director of Avalanche! The 1910 Great Northern Railway Disaster. He actively participates in all phases of the production, ensuring authenticity.

Kevin has had a lifelong interest in all things railroading and has volunteered countless hours helping restore antique steam train engines. His work as a building engineer with a boiler engineer’s certification was a boon to the restoration projects.

Kevin is also a Journeyman Brick Mason Cleaner, Caulker, and Pointer. Kevin was an unlimited hydroplane crew member from 1985 to 1991. Kevin worked for the Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company from 1987 – 2014.

In 1982, Kevin Weiderstrom began designing and building the scale model ride-on railway attraction. The Great Northern & Cascade Railway is the attraction in Skykomish,

Thousands of children (and adults) ride the miniature railroad trains for free in Skykomish each summer season.
We are having intricate and authentically correct 3D models and props created for insertion in a digital environment where we can control virtual cameras anywhere in the scene from Leavenworth to Skykomish. Buildings that comprised the town of Wellington are being recreated as digital models by an architect and digital artist.

Malcolm is an award-winning video producer and editor. He is pictured here (right) with production crew members Christian Espinoza (left) and photographer, Ron Medeiros (middle) while on a recent media tour of Stehekin, Wa.

Malcolm has explored the possibility of producing a film about the Wellington disaster for many years. ‘The advent of sophisticated digital video tools makes a realistic production possible within the constraints of a documentary budget,” he said. “The animated sequences will be extremely realistic. Instead of relying on flat graphics and historic photos as most documentary films do, our 3D sequences will be distinguished by realism.”

Malcolm is a graduate of the famed Pasadena Playhouse College of Theater Arts. He has a bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts from Eastern Washington University and a Master’s degree in dramatic writing from the University of Connecticut.

Malcolm retired a few years ago after producing programs for corporate and private companies. He was honored in 2012 with two first-place awards at the New York Independent Film Festival, a first-place prize in the Great Lakes Film Festival, and a first-place award in the Mexico Film Festival. Malcolm is the publisher of Lake Chelan Magazine. He also publishes interactive electronic books.

The Great Northern Mail Car
3D model of passenger car