Images of the infamous Polish Gold train are going around the world since yesterday after they were shared on various Media & Social Networks such as Twitter, Facebook and Polish Newspapers! It are the first images that appear online since the train was allegedly discovered in August 2015.
It was rumored that the train was ca. 150 m (495 ft.) long and would contain up to 300 tons of gold. However the photographs that went viral seem to be a poor attempt to stimulate the mysterious Polish ‘Ghost Train’ hype.
There are little doubts on the authenticity of the provided photographs: the covers used on the crates seem to be USMC Frog Pattern and the painted symbols on the train are inconsistent with what the Germans would’ve used during World War II.
Images of the infamous Polish Gold Train (Hoax)
(1) What is the symbol on the lower right side of this train? Thanks to Steve Mac (see comment):
“The symbol in the first picture means jacking point. The sun doodle above it is a wheel. Could mean that that point is only for lifting that axel on the wagon (…) A triangle with a flat line above it is pretty much a universal jacking symbol, other info can be added depending on the points purpose, sometimes a tilted line means the wheels ect. are attached and the whole vehicle will lift if you jack from that point. Generally though i wouldn’t think universal standard engineering / maintenance symbols were being used internationally during ww2, such universal standardization seem to have arrived a while after ww2.”
(2) Unsharp photograph of the ceiling, the cannon almost seems to touch the ceiling?
(3) Crates that are allegedly filled with silver and gold. They seem to be good preserved for after 70 years in a moist area?
(4) Are the camouflage blankets used to cover the crates the USMC Frog Pattern?
Close-up, see points (1), (3) and (4)
Alleged silver bar however the silver doesn’t seem to be oxidized? May be aluminum or other metal?