What was inside this tunnel, that killed 520 passengers?

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On the rainy night of March 2nd, 1944, the overnight steam-power freight train 8017 from Battipaglia to Potenza, did not pass through the railway station at Balvano in southern Italy.
The station master there was not overly worried.
But later at 5:10 that morning, when one of the crewmen from the freight train staggered into the railway station, the Station Master knew something was seriously wrong.

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  • 🕵️Wait wait, before you watch the video guess what was inside the tunnel?

    Simple HistorySimple HistoryUukausi sitten
    • Of all the places they broke down just happened to be in the tunnel with engines blocking both ends.... yeah... they say this was an 'accident' but makes you wonder if it was mass murder. Wedding rings, gold teeth, watches, shoes, cloths, cash. ... lots of motives.

      DrakiliciousDrakilicious12 päivää sitten
    • Someone causing confusion and delay

      Steven StobartSteven Stobart14 päivää sitten
    • Something unusual Or maybe some hungry men OR some hostiles that stopped the train and killed them

      RiOtBiRdRiOtBiRd19 päivää sitten
    • Thomas the tank engine

      That one weird kid 8524That one weird kid 852425 päivää sitten
    • Rick Astley

      SAVAGExTREMESAVAGExTREME29 päivää sitten
  • Ya mum

    John DoeJohn Doe2 tuntia sitten
  • 520pfff thats nothing for 1944

    Andrej NinkovicAndrej NinkovicPäivä sitten
  • Nice vid

    u1arunum -u1arunum -Päivä sitten
  • This is the work of an enemy stand!

    Lee Michael LopezLee Michael Lopez2 päivää sitten
  • 1:30 seconds of advertising on a 7 minute video? You're worse than cable tv now.

    MRdoA77MRdoA772 päivää sitten
  • The title of this video is a click bait af. don't bother watching as the answer is the noxious fumes, from burning low grade coal, given of by the trains engine.

    Techpriest FishTechpriest Fish2 päivää sitten
  • Anyone else who has seen the WoWP trailer immediately think “BF-109”

    CerebliCerebli2 päivää sitten
  • Im at 4:33 and i bet it was the low quality coal in the lokomotives that killed the people because they couldnt breath anymore

    killerkartofflkillerkartoffl2 päivää sitten
  • Smh

    FromThe3PointLineFromThe3PointLine5 päivää sitten
  • Toxic gas?

    Jhosen ViJhosen Vi6 päivää sitten
  • sponser ends at 1:25

    YukkzeYukkze9 päivää sitten
  • The music is kinda scary

    Julie AlexanderJulie Alexander9 päivää sitten
  • Carbon Monoxide poisoning sucks.

    Ree KingRee King9 päivää sitten
  • me when train is die 😭

    Fudge GamingFudge Gaming10 päivää sitten
  • This is why you dont overload a train!

    lbochtlerlbochtler14 päivää sitten
  • Well, the victims of the Balvano train disaster (Disastro di Balvano) is still disputed, I've seen some official sources say 517, others say 521, recent ones say more than 600. Just imagine how many died, even the survivors were disabled for life.

    Kevin KosasihKevin Kosasih16 päivää sitten
    • I've seen the Disasters of the Century version: The Black Market Express. One of the survivors survived because he had his scarf on his mouth and nose, which act as a filter that saved his life, but his hair turned grey as a result of the poisoning. Another survived because he slept inside a thick military cloth, which also acted as a filter. Another survived, but suffered heavy brain damage and lost his wife and son. A nearby chapel, built by a relative of two of the victims, now commemorate the disaster.

      Kevin KosasihKevin Kosasih16 päivää sitten
    • The video's also not accurate, the train was almost entirely stuck inside, not outside the tunnel, with only two carriages outside. There are 3 crew members inside each locomotive, all except one were killed by the fumes. There are two brake men, one killed by the fumes and the other managed to tell the news of the Disaster

      Kevin KosasihKevin Kosasih16 päivää sitten
    • Also the train's not full freight, it is a mixed train and double-headed due to the weight, the engines were FS Class 480 and FS Class 476. Both are steam engines

      Kevin KosasihKevin Kosasih16 päivää sitten
  • To this day Henry still has flashbacks of what happened in that tunnel

    Kyaw ThuKyaw Thu16 päivää sitten
  • CO or CO2?

    Scott ChoiScott Choi17 päivää sitten
  • So sort of army or bombs

    Ryan WestonRyan Weston18 päivää sitten
  • this video is scuffed

    radioactive dragonradioactive dragon24 päivää sitten
  • Maybe an ambush killed them

    RazelkungfuuGamingRazelkungfuuGaming25 päivää sitten
  • That dude is eating a sausage using his sword Lmfao

    RazelkungfuuGamingRazelkungfuuGaming25 päivää sitten
  • Abcdef

    Léandre HerbinLéandre Herbin26 päivää sitten
  • "Thomas was only following orders"

    Thug Chunky BoiThug Chunky Boi26 päivää sitten
  • Must of been the work of an enemy stand

    JJsAdventureJJsAdventure27 päivää sitten
  • Umm a killer

    Lewis AdamsLewis Adams27 päivää sitten
  • "Odorless" - Technically yes - if you've ever been close to a steam train of that era: definitely not.

    Jimmy IncredibleJimmy Incredible28 päivää sitten
  • You will find the same sort of disaster used in the plot line of Atlas Shrugged.

    Roger SheddyRoger Sheddy28 päivää sitten
  • 2 unskippable ads?

    Tommi KuvaTommi Kuva28 päivää sitten
  • Wanna bet 8ts about the "bridge worm" from trevor henderson?

    Amy McGregoryAmy McGregory28 päivää sitten
  • I could never have seen the tunnel without the giant red arrow, thanks

    Aaron BrallAaron Brall28 päivää sitten
  • Why you have that subs cause your videos are so good

    Edward AguirreEdward Aguirre29 päivää sitten
  • What inside tunnel

    Apriljohn MendozaApriljohn MendozaUukausi sitten
  • Ok, this was great, but as I am a railway enthusiast, why did the head engine have pistons on its tender (the car with coal and water in it)

    Minute HistoryMinute HistoryUukausi sitten
  • Carbon Monoxide

    Evelyn DuranEvelyn DuranUukausi sitten
  • I think that italy should have used 5 S160 locomotives or B&LE H1-G

    Josh BreckJosh BreckUukausi sitten
  • Click bate title

    James WallaceJames WallaceUukausi sitten
  • "They feared it might damage Italy's fragile morale and over shadow the war effort against the Nazis." Uhh... Italy was part of the Axis. The Nazis were their allies.

    Bone DocBone DocUukausi sitten
    • They changed teams

      Darth DookuDarth DookuUukausi sitten
  • co2 poisoning

    starclusterstarclusterUukausi sitten
  • do a vid on columbine

    minecraft and legosminecraft and legosUukausi sitten
  • I think the tunnel was full of tunneln't

    Gaming Met NoelGaming Met NoelUukausi sitten
  • Click 1:23 to skip the ad

    The Owl from DuolingoThe Owl from DuolingoUukausi sitten
  • Blame the fat conductor. It wasn't Thomas's fault.

    Akranteylusha FberrzgeunssoknaAkranteylusha FberrzgeunssoknaUukausi sitten
  • 1:25 content

    Wildan Regy AndreasWildan Regy AndreasUukausi sitten
  • Why is it always carbon monoxide

    Brooks FaucetteBrooks FaucetteUukausi sitten
  • 7:02

    indi gogoindi gogoUukausi sitten
  • At first, I thought it crashed in the tunnel or exploded or had a collision with another train...

    BrownyBearBrownyBearUukausi sitten
  • 6:39 connecting rods on tenders

    Wherethespitfiredare YTWherethespitfiredare YTUukausi sitten
  • there was probably a wall there

    SmilerzSmilerzUukausi sitten
  • The steam from the train could have killed the engineer too

    The Southeastern RailfanThe Southeastern RailfanUukausi sitten
  • Humans are so fragile... The WWII era had so much death in such a short period of time. But these people were simply trying to get away from it but, lost it all anyway. Sorry, the empathy in me gets pretty broken up about stories like these.

    Sir MattomatonSir MattomatonUukausi sitten
  • Haven't heard of this story before, but could immediately guess it was carbon monoxide poisoning from just the title and thumbnail Tragic nonetheless

    Joona HautalaJoona HautalaUukausi sitten
  • 6:55 why did they make the twins separate

    Tˀhˀeˀ QˀuˀeˀsˀtˀiˀoˀnˀTˀhˀeˀ QˀuˀeˀsˀtˀiˀoˀnˀUukausi sitten
  • Gas

    808 RAIDER808 RAIDERUukausi sitten
  • 1:25 to skip retarded ad

    IdealyouloseIdealyouloseUukausi sitten
  • I thought it was going to be man bear pig

    A MaccaA MaccaUukausi sitten
  • I find it interesting that locomotives in Europe had different sides for the drivers, even being from different countries I thought that would be something made the same all over.

    William 1221William 1221Uukausi sitten
  • tunnel must have had a poor design, some tunnels if I think where designed so air would flow through them.

    William 1221William 1221Uukausi sitten
  • 5:57 most casual walking ever

    Forchan ChanForchan ChanUukausi sitten
  • im guessing it was cause of a gas leak

    Daniel HolesDaniel HolesUukausi sitten
    • i was kinda right it was because of gas but not because of a leak

      Daniel HolesDaniel HolesUukausi sitten
  • I’m guessing it was an animal or something

    gameboy822gameboy822Uukausi sitten
  • Train accident

    Shayne WheelerShayne WheelerUukausi sitten
  • Wait, wasn't Italy with the Nazis? Aka axis power?

    Suraj GrewalSuraj GrewalUukausi sitten
  • Oh I Acctually guessed it!! They died from the carbon dioxide and since they had no windows or vents they all have died

    LEGO Productions WarLEGO Productions WarUukausi sitten
  • Those poor Italians were so close to living in liberated Italy.

    Jacob WilesJacob WilesUukausi sitten
  • This gave me goosebumps!

    Moynul Islam NeloiMoynul Islam NeloiUukausi sitten
  • Well now I know that my birth day is on the day 500 people died

    SAD GRIM???SAD GRIM???Uukausi sitten
  • Save yourself 8:30 minutes , it was carbon monoxide 🤦‍♂️

    George OsbornGeorge OsbornUukausi sitten
  • 4:57 The worst gases are always odorless

    Karsten SchoenbergKarsten SchoenbergUukausi sitten
  • Chuck Norris?

    nujabeslistenernujabeslistenerUukausi sitten
  • Is that tunnel and railway still in use today?.

    Stuart HirschStuart HirschUukausi sitten
  • Anyone know the music...?

    iiThefoxteam23iiThefoxteam23Uukausi sitten
  • pretty sure it was russia's greatest love machine

    Ed BrookEd BrookUukausi sitten
  • Oompa loompas

    Lhoy Jone ParadiseLhoy Jone ParadiseUukausi sitten
  • Basically the land version of Medan.

    Destiny Ninja123Destiny Ninja123Uukausi sitten
  • I was gonna guess either CO2 poisoning, or the rest of the mountain

    Coen van HaasterCoen van HaasterUukausi sitten
  • they should have wear like masks

    Antonio BaruelAntonio BaruelUukausi sitten
  • this wasn't a tunel this was paint spraid on a mounten to lock like one but if you try to drive trought you drive fullsped against the wall

    unbekannt unbekantunbekannt unbekantUukausi sitten
  • soo sad im crying :((((((((((((((((((((

    Lilibeth CarusoLilibeth CarusoUukausi sitten
    • and Im Italian

      Lilibeth CarusoLilibeth CarusoUukausi sitten
  • Plot twist it was just gta 5 players trying to stop the train

    cluxcluxUukausi sitten
  • If a tunnel filled with enough carbon monoxide to kill 520 people. Imagine if it was worldwide. And it’s still happening

    Warren BintoroWarren BintoroUukausi sitten
  • I wondering if this tunnel is still around today? That'd be a good spot for a paranormal investigation (as long as it's no longer in use)

    mc4906mc4906Uukausi sitten
  • Video starts at 1:27

    Juan JacksonJuan JacksonUukausi sitten
  • 100 less and this is a meme

    CANTEDSXGHT GamingCANTEDSXGHT GamingUukausi sitten
  • Simple History: 520 people died because of poisonous gas. My Little Brother trying to teach a class: Alright guys, so today we are going to be talking about how 520 people died because someone farts were deadly

    TmouseinthehouseYTTmouseinthehouseYTUukausi sitten
  • In the tunnel is: impostor

  • Guess what was in the tunnel :) Barack obama

    Damien Dark StarDamien Dark StarUukausi sitten
  • I wonder if this was the inspiration for that passage in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, where an old coal-burning train gets sent into a tunnel without proper ventilation.

    Luis MurrellLuis MurrellUukausi sitten
    • I was thinking about that too. In that part of the book a military train smashed into the passenger train in the tunnel because the passenger train was stalled.

      The SSAPIA LeagueThe SSAPIA League23 päivää sitten
  • I remember when simple history got to the video when it started

    Malcolm McKaneMalcolm McKaneUukausi sitten
    • Me too

      Jon JonJon JonUukausi sitten
  • Coyote Peterson: sees this video Also Coyote Peterson: *Y E S*

    Robin MeehanRobin MeehanUukausi sitten
  • They should’ve sent a gas mask team or something.

    El ChiviriEl ChiviriUukausi sitten
  • I made my own helmet with a bucket. From mono lottablog

    red impostor playsred impostor playsUukausi sitten
  • Oh... I thought might have been an object blocking the tracks, and the train collided with it at high speed, killing a bunch of people. Was not expecting that.

    Jaidan BrashierJaidan BrashierUukausi sitten
  • Video starts at 1:23 .

    Ex6tenzeEx6tenzeUukausi sitten
  • what is the tunnel's name?

    Hotel PapaHotel PapaUukausi sitten
  • Something like this could happen in Thomas, but it would only take the narrator to say: "But luckily no one was hurt."

    Gnappopo2007Gnappopo2007Uukausi sitten
  • lucky no one was hurt :)

    정문석정문석Uukausi sitten
  • Wait, is this the Zanetti train?this sounds a little different you should cover that too

    Pasta BowlPasta BowlUukausi sitten
  • Waits insde the tanell to kill pasengers this is iposebly how

    Robert SaboRobert SaboUukausi sitten