8 Most Amazing Train Wrecks

1 Train shot across terrace after failing to brake
The Gare Montparnasse, one of six large Paris railway terminals, became famous on October 22, 1895 for the derailment of the Granville–Paris Express, which overran the buffer stop. The engine careened across almost 30 meters (100 ft.) of the station concourse, crashed through a 60-centimeter (2 ft.) thick wall, shot across a terrace and smashed out of the station, plummeting onto the Place de Rennes 10 meters (33 ft.) below, where it stood on its nose. Two of the 131 passengers sustained injuries, along with the fireman and two conductors. The only fatality was a woman on the street below who was killed by falling masonry. The accident was caused by a faulty Westinghouse brake and the engine driver, who was trying to make up for lost time. A conductor was given a 25-franc fine and the engine driver a 50-franc fine