Two men have appeared on Polish TV claiming they are the finders of a Nazi train said to be laden with gold.

Identifying themselves as Andreas Richter and Piotr Koper they appeared on TVP.INFO on Friday and said city authorities know the train's location in the area of Walbrzych, in southwestern Poland. Contacted by The Associated Press by phone, Andreas Richter confirmed he had found the train.

The pair said they had "irrefutable" proof of the train's existence, based on knowledge from witnesses and on their own research. They said it was an armored train from World War II.

TVP.INFO said it is not in a tunnel, as previously believed, but buried in the ground.

Local lore says the Nazis hid a train from the Red Army.