In 1895, this happened:
A train crashed through the buffers at Montparnasse Station, Paris, then smashed through the wall and fell out onto the street. A woman below was killed. The cause seems to have been an excess of paperwork.
I wouldn't have thought a French train crash such an unusual thing, but in 2004, I saw this:
It's a real-life replica of the crash! The number (721) and layout of the engine seem more or less accurate. Not only has the train been reproduced, but the building itself seems to be styled on the Montparnasse Station. This was a strip mall somewhere near Goiânia, Brazil. It's not really such an oddity as far as the talking-points of anonymous strip malls go, so I didn't think any more of it until I saw this:
Again, it's train 721, and again it's fallen out of a building fashioned after Gare Montparnasse.
It turns out these things are the frontispieces for a chain of museums known as Mundo a Vapor ("Steam World"). I must've seen the one in Caldas Novas.
I wonder if there has arisen an industry based on producing full-size novelty crash scene replicas. If so, I'd like to know who else has bought one, and encourage any prospective purchasers to buy theirs ASAP.