The wreck of the Blue Comet in 1939 made history (read an account by one of the last eyewitnesses) and now lives on in a chilling Sopranos episode. The models of the once famous luxury train also sell for thousands on E-Bay and in hobby shops.
In the "Blue Comet" episode of the Sopranos, a mobster gets whacked while buying a Blue Comet model from a collector. As he crashes to the floor bleeding and groaning, the scene cuts to a train model chugging down a track. As he takes his last breaths, the train wrecks and flies off the table.