The Great Train Wreck is an artistic interpretation of railroad history when locomotives were ceremoniously destroyed in head-on crashes for public entertainment. The California State Fair staged wrecks from 1913 to 1917. At Burning Man in 2018, we will have two interactive trains constructed from wood from Reno and Sacramento ultimately simulate a crash-and-burn as the finale.
Two full-scale locomotives, each with tenders, is 46' long, 8' wide & 11' tall, resting on a 200' standard gauge wooden track. The trains will initially be sited at the distant ends of the track, and on the day of the burn, pulled together into a fiery exploding end.