Friday, July 13, 2007
Crush, once a city in Texas, was manufactured for a single spectacle.
On September 15th, 1896, 40 000 people converged in Crush.
This made Crush the second most populous city in the state for a single day.
The crowds arrived to see two steam locomotives collide in a planned accident.
At 5:00 pm, engine 999 (painted green) and engine 1001 (painted red) along with their respective boxcars, were sent full steam towards each other.
The trains both reached speeds of about 40mph.
and when they collided, their boilers exploded in unison.
It sent pieces of train everywhere.
Everyone got a souvenir.