Rain Delays Search for Legendary Nazi Train in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -
FILE - This file photo from March.2012, shows a part of a subterranean system built by Nazi Germany in what is today Gluszyca-Osowka, Poland. According to Polish lore, a Nazi train loaded with gold, and weapons vanished into a mountain at the end of World War II, as the Germans fled the Soviet advance. Now two men claim they know the location of the mystery train and are demanding 10 percent of its value in exchange for revealing its location. (AP Photo,str)
This 2012 file photo shows part of a subterranean system built by Nazi Germany in what is today Gluszyca-Osowka, Poland. According to Polish lore, a Nazi train loaded with gold and weapons vanished into a mountain at the end of World War II, as the Germans fled the Soviet advance. (AP Photo,str)

Explorers searching for a legendary Nazi “gold train” say that rain has delayed digging in southern Poland.

The excavation work, using heavy machinery, began last week in the city of Walbrzych, in southwestern Poland. No train has been detected. Two explorers claim they have located a train in a hidden tunnel there. A local legend says it could be a World War II Nazi treasure train.

The spokesman for the explorers, Andrzej Gaik, told Polish news agency PAP on Monday that more digging was planned no sooner than Wednesday to allow the terrain to dry after heavy rains.