Category: 1895

A train overruns the buffer stop after the air brake fails; Gare Montparnasse, Paris, October 22, 1895.

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The Montparnasse derailment occurred at 16:00 on 22 October 1895 when the Granville–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 to stop it. After running through the buffer stop, the train crossed the station concourse and crashed through the station wall; the locomotive fell onto the Place de Rennes below, where it stood on its nose. A woman in the street below was killed by falling masonry.

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A young Winston Churchill in uniform , 1895

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Mongol dictator Khorloogiin Choibalsan /1895-1952/ /1200×1543/

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Shepherds in Gascony, France wearing traditional stilts called tchangues that allowed them to walk on marshy ground, ca. 1895

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“Rabbit Tail", a member of the Shoshone tribe who worked as a U.S. Army Scout, ca. 1895

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A Kodak creates a sensation, 1895

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Illustrated Chips, England, August 03, 1895

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Major-General Horatio Gordon Robley with his collection of mokomokai , London, 1895

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Family outing, circa 1895.

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Geneva, Switzerland, 1895