RUMANIA: Orient Wrecked

Nearly every U. S. citizen knows the name of the super-famed crack express train which plys between New York and Chicago. Similarly every smart European knows the Orient Express, famed Paris-to-Bucharest flyer. Last week this train de luxe sped Parisward from Bucharest, Rumania with shrieking whistle, tolling bell, toward Death.

Rumanian railways are mostly single-track. As the Orient approached the tiny station of Recea so did a local express train. Head on they crashed, directly in front of the station. One reeling locomotive toppled to right, the other to left. Thirty passengers and...

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