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Team set to dig up Nazi gold train in Poland

By T.K. Randall
August 11, 2016 · Comment icon 93 comments

Will the lost gold-filled locomotive be found at last ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Barry Lewis
An excavation later this month will aim to solve the mystery of the Nazi gold train once and for all.
It has been one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times, but now following months of investigations which have turned up nothing, amateur treasure hunters Piotr Koper and Andreas Richter are set to prove once and for all whether or not the fabled lost train has been found.

The pair first came forward one year ago claiming to have identified the whereabouts of a WWII locomotive packed with gold and valuables which went missing in 1945 just as the Soviets were advancing on Poland.
Demanding compensation to the tune of ten percent of the riches inside, the two men prompted months of investigations and speculation as authorities attempted to verify the train's existence.

Now though, with interest in the mystery waning, Koper and Richter are set to bring the saga to a conclusion by carrying out an excavation of the tunnel in which they believe the train to be located.

The dig, which will be broadcast via a live stream, is set to begin on August 16th.

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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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