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Lost Nazi gold train discovered in Poland ?

By T.K. Randall
August 19, 2015 · Comment icon 93 comments

Has the lost train finally been discovered ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Barry Lewis
Two people in Poland claim to have found a long-lost train carrying a cargo of gold, gems and weapons.
The train, which was said to be laden with hundreds of tons of gold, allegedly disappeared near to the city of Wroclaw in Poland in 1945 just as the Soviets were advancing on the country.

For more than 60 years the final whereabouts of the locomotive remained something of a mystery but now two men in Poland have come forward claiming that they know exactly where it is and will reveal its location to local authorities in exchange for a percentage of its cargo's value.
Early indications suggest that the train could be 150m long with more than 300 tonnes of gold on board however at this point it isn't clear if it really has been found or if the whole thing is a hoax.

City officials in Walbrzych have since formed an emergency committee to investigate the claims.

"Lawyers, the army, the police and the fire brigade are dealing with this," said council official Marika Tokarska. "The area has never been excavated before and we don't know what we might find."

Source: BBC News | Comments (93)

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Comment icon #84 Posted by paperdyer 8 years ago
That's a good point.  I'm sure there are a number of lawyers ing their commercials to help the survivors get their fair share of the gold.  Ownership will probably be nearly impossible to proven.  I doubt the Nazis labeled where they got the gold from.  Then again they were Germans.  We tend to be a bit anal at times.
Comment icon #85 Posted by South Alabam 8 years ago
Well, we find out in a few days. Either have something cool to talk about, or lay it to rest, for now..  
Comment icon #86 Posted by Grand Moff Tarkin 8 years ago
i doubt it'll be particularly exciting. it'll probably be a class 52 Kriegslok, I expect, and with more than 7,000 of them built it wouldn't be particularly rare or exotic. 
Comment icon #87 Posted by kdwt 8 years ago
i live near this town (Walbrzych) Explorers build metal fence around place where test drilling will be held. But there are scientist's opinions from Metallurgy and Mining Academy there is not any train.
Comment icon #88 Posted by toast 8 years ago
Reichsflugscheibe. I tell ya!
Comment icon #89 Posted by EllJay 8 years ago
Is it that train where they think the Amber Room is on?? I really hope there is something there to be found - it would be quite amazing. But as always, one is doubtful. It would be really great if they found something in The Money Pit as well, but I don't hold my breath. There has been so many ups and downs with that place so people don't know what to think anymore.
Comment icon #90 Posted by Grand Moff Tarkin 8 years ago
Would be interesting if it turned out to be a long-forgotten research center full of some of those very interesting secret aircraft projects the Reich was full of at the end of the war; how about a Focke-Wulf Triebflügel ? or some of those ramjet interceptors. Lippisch P.13a Certainly a lot more interesting than gold and Art and things.
Comment icon #91 Posted by PersonFromPorlock 8 years ago
There was a lot of interesting stuff on paper, but my understanding - and it may be wrong - is that many of the design studies were busy-work to keep the younger engineers from being drafted and wasted on the Eastern Front; the German airplane makers understood that there was going to be an 'after the war', and that keeping their talent intact (and alive!) was necessary.
Comment icon #92 Posted by kdwt 8 years ago
Everyone can get on excavations area but permission is very expensive (thousends $)
Comment icon #93 Posted by Codenwarra 8 years ago
Al least the SR Q1 is of the same era   

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