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April 28, 1988
A U.S. military train was damaged by explosions on a journey between Frankfurt, West Germany, and West Berlin, but no injuries were reported. "We're treating this as an attack," a West German police spokesman said, but he conceded there was no information on who was responsible. Thirty-one people were on board when the blast occurred, about 120 miles northeast of Frankfurt, damaging the locomotive and a section of track. A railroad spokesman said the U.S.
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January 1, 1989
A runaway commuter train barreled through the Bavarian countryside for 12 1/2 miles after the engineer left it unattended to go to the bathroom, but forgot to set the brake, officials said. The train, which had no passengers at the time, finally was intentionally derailed. No one was hurt as the train traveled from Ebersberg to Wasserburg in upper Bavaria, roaring through 20 regular passenger stops during its 20-minute run, averaging 37 m.p.h., police added.
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