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40 of Historys Most Amazing Photos

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Photos can capture the true beauty or pain of a moment and are instantly immortalized. These photos provide a perfect reminder of some of historys unforgettable moments.

Gare Montparnasse

Montparnasse

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The Montparnasse derailment occurred at 4 pm on 22 October 1895 when the GranvilleParis Express overran the buffer stop at its Gare Montparnasse terminus. With the train several minutes late and the driver trying to make up for lost time, it entered the station too fast and the train air brake failed. There was only one fatality from this incident, a woman on the street was killed by falling masonry.

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