Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Great Train Wreck of 1906

We still use the metaphor of a “train wreck,” but big train wrecks are rare today.  They were once more frequent.  The story here, taken from the Las Vegas Times of 5 May 1906, reports a huge wreck in Montana. According to the article, cars piled up 40 feet high. The conductor notes at the end that at least a dozen tramps were on board. The original is available on Google News.

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