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Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France



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Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France

At the Montparnasse terminus of the Chemin de Fer de l Ouest, the Granville train crashes through the buffers and into the street (Rue de Rennes), killing a poor woman selling newspapers (Marie-Augustine Aguilard) - Tuesday, 22nd October 1895 at 4:05 in the afternoon. The Driver was Guillaume-Marie Pellerin. Date: 1895

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22nd Accident Bizarre Broken Chemin Crash Drama Dramatic Fallen Fell Gare Montparnasse Smash Tuesday Weird Louest Unbelievable


18"x14" Modern Frame

Introducing the captivating Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse Framed Print from Media Storehouse. Witness the raw power and chaos of this historic event captured in this iconic image from Mary Evans Prints Online. Taken at the Montparnasse terminus of the Chemin de Fer de l'Ouest, the Granville train smashes through the buffers and into the street (Rue de Rennes). This framed print brings the excitement and energy of this dramatic moment right into your home or office, making it a perfect addition to any space. With its high-quality print and elegant frame, this piece is sure to be a conversation starter and a cherished addition to your collection. Order yours today and relive the thrill of this unforgettable rail accident.

16x12 Print in an MDF Wooden Frame with 180 gsm Satin Finish Paper. Glazed using shatter proof thin plexiglass. Frame thickness is 1 inch and depth 0.75 inch. Fluted cardboard backing held with clips. Supplied ready to hang with sawtooth hanger and rubber bumpers. Spot clean with a damp cloth. Packaged foam wrapped in a card.

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 35.6cm x 40.6cm (14" x 16")

Estimated Product Size is 35.6cm x 45.7cm (14" x 18")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This striking photograph captures the aftermath of a tragic rail accident that occurred at Gare Montparnasse in Paris, France, on Tuesday, October 22, 1895, at 4:05 in the afternoon. The image shows the Granville train of the Chemin de Fer de l'Ouest crashing through the buffers and plunging into Rue de Rennes, a busy street outside the station. The train, driven by Guillaume-Marie Pellerin, had veered off the tracks and smashed into the wall, causing an unbelievable scene of destruction and chaos. The photograph is a chilling reminder of the human cost of this odd and bizarre incident. A poor woman, identified as Marie-Augustine Aguilard, was selling newspapers on the street when she was tragically killed by the falling debris. The image shows her body lying in the street, surrounded by the wreckage of the train and the debris of the shattered wall. The cause of the accident is still a subject of debate among historians, but it is believed that the train may have been traveling too fast or that there may have been a mechanical failure. Regardless of the cause, the events of that day remain a tragic and unforgettable moment in the history of rail transportation. This photograph, with its dramatic and haunting image of the aftermath of the accident, is a poignant reminder of the human cost of progress and the unexpected and uncontrollable forces that can disrupt our daily lives. It is a powerful and thought-provoking image that continues to captivate and intrigue viewers more than a century after it was taken.

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