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Train Wreck at Montparnasse, 1895

On the 22 of October, 1895 the Granville-Paris Express overran a buffer stop at The Gare Montparnasse (Train station). The engine careened across almost 30 metres (98 ft) of the station concourse, crashed through a 60-centimetre (24 in) thick wall, shot across a terrace and sailed out of the station, plummeting onto the Place de Rennes 10 metres (33 ft) below, where it stood on its nose. All on board the train survived, five sustaining injuries: two passengers (out of 131), the fireman and two conductors; however, one woman on the street below was killed by falling masonry.

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4 Responses to “Train Wreck at Montparnasse, 1895”


  1. February 20, 2010 at 5:39 am

    thanks for visiting PurpleCrow :)

  2. February 20, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    That is one incredible photo and story!


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