Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Studio Lévy and Sons : Train wreck at Montparnasse Station 1895



Train wreck at Montparnasse Station, at Place de Rennes side (now Place du 18 Juin 1940), Paris, France.

More informations : in French , in English

27 comments:

  1. Merci beaucoup Miss Woody!
    Mais tu peux parler en Français, je suis française moi aussi :)

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  2. This is what happens when you let an airline pilot operate a train: he thinks everything can fly.

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  3. The conductor was distracted by a flying saucer.

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  4. Ralph, I told you the rotors were bad!

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  5. Vraiment agréable a parcourir !

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  6. Tak lądują debeściaki!

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  7. It seems this picture inspire many people :))

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  8. It wouldn't surprise me if it were real.
    They tried a lot of weird things back then...looks like they tried to build an elevated train track, and it was a colossal failure.

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  9. This train wreck was the result of Toyota Brakes, Next time BUY American!

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  10. The flux capaciter failed before reaching 88mph.

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  11. It's obvious. The contractor forgot to install stair rails.

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  12. Tesla! What have you been up to THIS time??!!

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  13. Doc Brown's first attempt at converting the steam locomotive engine into a time machine was indeed disastrous, he neglected once again to account for future construction placing buildings in his path in 1940. the incident of course led him to make another trip to the distant future whereupon he paid the same gentleman who converted the Delorean to flight capability, to thus perform the very same conversion on his locomotive transport. The gentleman was however none too pleased when he realized later that his eccentric repeat customer Mr. Brown had paid him with a dubious check that whereupon looking up the Bank only found an ancient news article explaining that said Bank no longer existed seeing as how so very long ago they closed due to an unfortunate freak train accident in 1940...BRILLIANT!!

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  14. Another epic fail by the Coyote as he once again tried to catch that pesky Road Runner (beep beep).

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  15. Doc Brown hadn't perfected his flying train time machine yet and the flux capacitor went wonky.

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  16. Time travel gone wrong??? At least the era was wrong to blame it on a woman driver!!!

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  17. Doc Brown's Fourth of July party.


    Couldn't remember the story on the Montparnasse Derailment, looked it up again. It was American brakes that failed.

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  18. Slightly too big for an ornament on the mantelpiece... feel off, hence ditching into the main thoroughfair

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  19. "Hold on to something, I'm gonna try this thing I saw in a cartoon"

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  20. Stunning image. If this is a real train wreck, I hope no one was seriously hurt from this accident.

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  21. To Carol: Yes, its a real train wreck, and if you click the link just below the pictures for more info you see that 5 people on the train got hurt and one woman who was passing in the street was killed.

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  22. And it was dubbed "Railway to the Stars".

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  23. Engineer to Conductor: I guess Orville was right.....wings do make a difference.

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