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Discovery made in hunt for Nazi gold train

By T.K. Randall
August 27, 2015 · Comment icon 93 comments

Has the lost train been found in a secret tunnel ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Barry Lewis
Officials have hinted at a 'significant find' in the hunt for the lost Nazi gold train in Poland
The excitement surrounding the alleged discovery of the train, which was said to have disappeared in 1945 just as the Soviets were advancing on Poland, began just over a week ago when two men came forward to claim that they had located the locomotive's whereabouts near Walbrzych.

Since then the area has become a hive of activity with hundreds of reporters and amateur treasure hunters descending on the city in an effort to get to the bottom of the mystery.

So many have turned up in fact that authorities have since cordoned off the area where the train is believed to be located and a request has gone out to warn people to stay away in case the locomotive is rigged with land mines.

"Unofficial information" quoted in the local press has suggested that the train can be found inside a secret tunnel that exists next to an active railway to the north of Walbrzych.
It isn't yet clear however whether the locomotive is actually the one that everyone is looking for.

"We are still waiting for the facts to be established but we very much hope that it this is a legitimate find," said Jerome Hasler, head of communications and strategy for the Art Recovery Group.

"Not only would this train present great historical significance, but all opportunities to identify and restitute property looted during the Nazi era must be welcomed."

"If the find is confirmed, we encourage the Polish authorities to share information about any works of art recovered so that any restitution efforts can begin in earnest."

Source: Telegraph | Comments (93)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #84 Posted by paperdyer 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago
Reichsflugscheibe. I tell ya!
Comment icon #89 Posted by EllJay 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago
Everyone can get on excavations area but permission is very expensive (thousends $)
Comment icon #93 Posted by Codenwarra 7 years ago
Al least the SR Q1 is of the same era   

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