Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Blue Comet Lives on in History, The Sopranos, and E-Bay

The wreck of the Blue Comet in 1939 made history, and now lives on in a chilling Sopranos episode and on E-Bay

Blue Comet Lives on in History, The Sopranos, and E-Bay


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. 

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