There are two theories about the origin of the name Alliance, a quiet town in western Ohio.
One is that it was chosen because the town arose, in 1854, from an alliance of three smaller settlements.
The other is that the name refers to the fact that the intersection between two major railway lines was located here.
For the purposes of this story, we will stay with the second theory: that of the collision —or the intersection— of two large trains ....
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