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Frederick Methvan Whyte and Whyte Notation

Every railway enthusiast recognises the method of classifying locomotives by their number of wheels, e.g. 0-6-0. This notation, called Whyte Notation, got its name from the engineer who developed it, Frederick Methvan Whyte.

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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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