Foreign News: Oskar's Special

Express train D-961 slid out of Salzburg at 9:53 p.m. bound for Munich. It was 13 minutes late—not too bad for the holiday season and a Saturday night. But up in the electric locomotive, Engineer Oskar Sauerbrey gave it a lot of thought. He throttled her up. "I think we are going too fast," yelled Fireman Karl Rupp. Engineer Oskar simply opened the throttle some more—to 60 m.p.h. (the permitted limit), to 70, 80, 84. Back in the diner, cups and saucers crashed from cupboards, and in the compartments, people locked arms to keep from smashing against the walls. Women fainted...

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