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Fire Damages Historic Trains

A fire that broke out Monday at an engine shed in Nuremberg's Transport Museum seriously damaged 24 antique locomotives and carriages and a replica of Germany's first steam engine, the "Eagle," which ran between Nuremberg and the town of Fürth in 1835. Police officials are investigating the cause of the fire, which remains unknown. No one was reported injured. Museum officials say that while the steam and diesel locomotives are badly damaged, they believe it will be possible to save the 70-year-old replica. Damages are estimated to be in the range of 40 million euros ($50 million), officials said.

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