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The Battle of Havant

Disputes between railway companies have occurred since the earliest days of railways. Modern disagreements usually get settled in the courtroom, but in days gone by some disputes resulted in actual violence. One such quarrel in the nineteenth century became known as the Battle of Havant.

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Locomotive Deliveries

We love multiple locos running together here at Trainbits. New locomotive deliveries often give rise to long loco formations. Here are a few such movements on Youtube from around the world.

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The Gare Montparnasse Accident

Those who have never even heard of the Gare Montparnasse accident will recognize the iconic photograph of its aftermath. The image of the crashed locomotive from this tragic derailment has been reproduced in popular culture many times since.

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Train Videos

Some YouTube train videos today featuring a 700 wagon freight train and other videos from around the world that will terrify even the bravest Health and Safety professionals.

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Railway Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories come in many different flavours. They range from the utterly ridiculous to the downright evil. Somewhere in the middle are the the fun ones that many people mock, but some secretly hope are true. Railways have been the subject of more than a few conspiracy theories over the years.

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Jinxed Locomotives

Some locomotives gain reputations for being jinxed, usually after being involved in one or more accidents. Given the history of some of these engines their bad reputations often seem well-deserved rather than fanciful superstition.

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The Train Crash at Crush

The Crash at Crush was a staged train crash in September 1896. William George Crush of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad organised the publicity stunt at the temporary city of Crush, Texas. Crush got the idea after witnessing a train crash and seeing how people reacted to the accident.

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Railway Thefts

Unfortunately, railways have always been associated with crime even since their earliest days. Railway thefts have featured prominently among these wrongdoings. There have been two British great train robberies, trains have been stolen and once an entire station was stolen.

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