Sunday, August 2, 2015

Recreation of a train wreck that happened 72 years ago this afternoon

Watch this cool recreation of a train wreck that happened 72 years ago this afternoon

Recreation of a train wreck that happened 72 years ago this afternoon

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Bob Whipple, a West Berlin train buff recreated the 1939 wreck of the luxury train, the Blue Comet, in a roughly 3-minute home-made video he has posted on You-Tube.   He mixes old photographs of the famous train with a practically minute-by-minute account of what happened, using train models to illustrate.   

Watch it.  It's quite entertaining.     

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