For 40 Years, Crashing Trains Was One of America’s Favorite Pastimes - Atlas Obscura


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From 1896 until the 1930s, showmen would travel the country staging wrecks at state fairs.
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5 days ago by micktwomey
via Pocket - For 40 Years, Crashing Trains Was One of America’s Favorite Pastimes - Added July 08, 2019 at 02:10PM
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7 days ago by jmill
On September 15, 1896, two locomotives crashed head on 14 miles north of Waco, Texas. The locomotives’ boilers exploded on impact, sending debris flying through the air for hundreds of yards, killing at least two spectators and maiming countless others. One man even lost an eye to a flying bolt. via Pocket
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11 days ago by mrj0e
For 40 Years, Crashing Trains Was One of America’s Favorite Pastimes
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For 40 Years, Crashing Trains Was One of America’s Favorite Pastimes - Atlas Obscura - https://t.co/zGel2MVI9h

— 𝕄𝕚𝕜𝕖 𝕃𝕪𝕟𝕔𝕙 (@bombinans) July 4, 2019
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16 days ago by mikelynch
RT : アメリカ(1896-1930)の娯楽、列車事故

古い蒸気機関車を走らせて正面衝突させる見世物。約40年間に70回(140台)以上行なわれた
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