Nicole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWpBCTj7n2M (3:59) James B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36mnx8dBbGE (1:47)
The Montparnasse derailment occurred at 4 pm on 22 October 1895 when theGranville–Paris 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. After running through the buffer stop, the train crossed the station concourse and crashed through the station wall before falling onto the Place de Rennes below, where it stood on its nose. A woman in the street below was killed by falling masonry. The driver was fined 50 francs and one of the guards 25 francs. The train was outside the station in this position for several days and a number of photographs were taken. The photograph at the top of this article has become iconic and widely reproduced. A replica of the crashed locomotive has been built in a theme park in Brazil.