Jackpot Monday


Engineers are set to start surveying a railway embankment in south-western Poland to establish how to dig out a “gold train” that is thought to have been buried there in the dying days of the Third Reich.

The existence of a Nazi gold train, its whereabouts and its cargo – possibly stolen valuables and artworks – remain one of the great unsolved mysteries of the second world war.

“In the past 70 years, three cold war secret services – the United States, the Russian, then the Polish – carried out searches,” said Piotr Koper, a 44-year-old builder who claims to have found the suspected armoured train with a fellow treasure hunter. “We succeeded because we are local people.”

Some historians believe up to three trains laden with arms, art, gold and archives vanished in a 18 sq mile area near the present Czech border as the Red Army advanced in 1945. The strategic area includes Hitler’s command post at the grandiose Ksiaz Castle (formerly known as Fürstenstein) and Project Riese, a suspected secret weapons programme.

Project Riese was a network of underground tunnels and chambers dug out beneath the Owl Mountains by an estimated 30,000 prisoners of war and concentration camp prisoners. The earth embankment that will be surveyed this week by teams including one from Krakow’s mining academy rises up alongside the existing Wroclaw-Walbrzych railway line.


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13 Responses to Jackpot Monday

  1. Anonymous says:

    Gold diggers.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Texas wants to establish a gold depository.


  3. Den says:

    Not none of them “Yankee dollars” neither.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    @ the Nuevo Vallarta in the rain.


  5. º¿carol says:

    Hope they find their treasure train.


  6. º¿carol says:

    Governor Snyder is to sign a road funding bill tomorrow. Republican that he is, it raises taxes on we little people by having us pay more when we get new license plate tags, and other things along that line. It will also take a big chunk of money from the general fund. Rearranging the deck chairs, ya know. Some facets of the ridiculous bill don’t even kick in until 2021, so much for fixing our pathetic roads.

    Repuke Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have automatically registered people to vote.

    The Kentucky vote may have been tampered with since the repuke that won was at the bottom of all polls.

    Ben Carson is the gift that keeps giving. He has said so many crazy things. The memes floating by on FB are hilarious. Most based on his idea that the pyramids are grain silos. There’s one for Stonehenge, the Great Wall of China and Easter Island.


  7. º¿carol says:

    It was a nice day, heated up, had to open most of the windows in the house to let the heat escape, the cool breeze come in. The sun really heats up this place. Lows overnight have been under 30°, frost on everything in the morning yet the day REALLY warms up.

    Only one more mowing of the leaves, and not the whole property. Just around my mulberry, pretty much. That tree is always the last to drop its leaves, and it takes its good old time dropping all of them.


  8. David B. Benson says:

    Still have some chores. Better be about it.


  9. Den says:

    Beers and dinner here, found a great salad dressing for my spinach, a match made in salad heaven.
    40 tonite and damp, ugh, I’m a warm weather person, this stuff sux.


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