This Day In History: The Black Market Express

The Black Market Express: On the night of March 2, 1944, a trainload of 521 people enroute to Naples, Italy, died in one of the eeriest train disasters of all time.

Brought to a halt by icy rails in a narrow 2 mile long tunnel, it is assumed that carbon monoxide gas produced by the labouring engine overcame the passengers as they sat in their seats. Only the brakeman and 5 passengers could be revived once the train was discovered.

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