The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery

Based on fact, but studded with all the suspense and style of fiction, here is a classic historical thriller, set a decade before the age of dynamite—yet nonetheless explosive…

Author: Michael Crichton

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307816443

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an enthralling novel about Victorian London’s most notorious gold heist. London, 1855, when lavish wealth and appalling poverty exist side by side, one mysterious man navigates both worlds with perfect ease. Edward Pierce preys on the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of his century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England’s industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive? Based on fact, but studded with all the suspense and style of fiction, here is a classic historical thriller, set a decade before the age of dynamite—yet nonetheless explosive…
Categories: Fiction

Great Train Robbery Confidential

Great Train Robbery Confidential

This book reassesses the known facts about one of the most infamous crimes in modern history from the uniquely qualified insight of an experienced railway detective, presenting new theories alongside compelling evidence and correcting the ...

Author: Graham Satchwell

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750993463

Category: True Crime

Page: 208

View: 997

IN 1981, Detective Inspector Satchwell was the officer in charge of the case against Train Robber Tom Wisbey and twenty others. The case involved massive thefts from mail trains – similar to the Great Train Robbery of 1963 where £2.6 million was taken and only £400,000 ever recovered. Thirty years later their paths crossed again and an unlikely partnership was formed, with the aim of revealing the truth about the Great Train Robbery. This book reassesses the known facts about one of the most infamous crimes in modern history from the uniquely qualified insight of an experienced railway detective, presenting new theories alongside compelling evidence and correcting the widely accepted lies and half-truths surrounding this story.
Categories: True Crime

Case of the Great Train Robbery

Case of the Great Train Robbery

Mark and his pet skunk, Sheldon, outwit a pair of train robbers.

Author: Rae Bains

Publisher: Troll Communications Llc

ISBN: 0893755885

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 48

View: 792

Mark and his pet skunk, Sheldon, outwit a pair of train robbers.
Categories: Detective and mystery stories

The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery

Ronnie Biggs, Buster Edwards and Bruce Reynolds became household names. But what really happened? This is the story of four talented villains who took the criminal world by storm, of the 'perfect crime'.

Author: Nick Russell-Pavier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297864400

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

View: 241

Definitive account of the famous 1963 Great Train Robbery - and its aftermath. In the early hours of Thursday 8th August 1963 at rural Cheddington in Buckinghamshire, £2.6 million (£50 million today) in unmarked £5, £1 and 10-shilling notes was stolen from the Glasgow to London nightmail train in a daring and brilliantly executed operation lasting just 46 minutes. Quickly dubbed the crime of the century, it has captured the imagination of the public and the world's media for 50 years, taking its place in British folklore and giving birth to the myths of The Great Train Robbery. Ronnie Biggs, Buster Edwards and Bruce Reynolds became household names. But what really happened? This is the story of four talented villains who took the criminal world by storm, of the 'perfect crime'. It is also the story of ruthless policemen, determined to hunt the robbers down and to make sure nobody slipped through the net, not even the innocent. It is the story of an Establishment under siege, and of one mistake which cost the robbers 307 years in prison. Fifty years later, here is the story set out in full for the first time, a true-life crime thriller, and also a vivid slice of British social history.
Categories: True Crime

The Autobiography of a Thief

The Autobiography of a Thief

Now reissued with a new introduction and final chapter, the story is brought up to date to include the return of Ronnis Biggs to the UK, the deaths of Buster Edwards, Roy James and Taters Chatham and the continuing story of Reynolds life ...

Author: Bruce Reynolds

Publisher: Virgin Publishing

ISBN: 0753539179

Category: Thieves

Page: 420

View: 798

8 August 1963; a railway track in Buckinghamshire. The moon shines clearly over Bruce Reynolds and sixteen other men robbing a train of its sacks of money. The Great Train Robbery has entered British folklore as one of the most audacious and extraordinary crimes of the twentieth century. The haul £2,631,684 - is, in todays money, a staggering £26 million. Bruce Reynolds, the leader of the gang, was sentenced to 25 years in prison; even the Commissioner of the Met, Sir Robert Mark, thought that excessive. On its first publication in 1995 Bruce Reynolds autobiography was widely acclaimed and it is now regarded as a classic in the true crime genre. Now reissued with a new introduction and final chapter, the story is brought up to date to include the return of Ronnis Biggs to the UK, the deaths of Buster Edwards, Roy James and Taters Chatham and the continuing story of Reynolds life since his release from jail, as well as dozens of previously unseen photographs.
Categories: Thieves

The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery

Shout and we'll kill you! Threats and violence were part of the Great Train Robbery of 1963. Its loot was, at that time, the largest amount of cash ever stolen in Britain.

Author: Brenda Haugen

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756543600

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 441

Shout and we'll kill you! Threats and violence were part of the Great Train Robbery of 1963. Its loot was, at that time, the largest amount of cash ever stolen in Britain. The Crime of the Century seemed to be perfectly planned and executed, but police aimed to show that they'd find those involved and bring them to justice. Would they succeed or would the daring criminals involved in the crime escape with the cash?
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Curse of Great Train Robbery

Curse of Great Train Robbery

The story of the Great Train Robbery of 1963 according to the latest research and how it adversely affected the lives of all thos involved.

Author: Jon Fordham

Publisher: Arena books

ISBN: 9781909421813

Category: Transportation

Page: 205

View: 787

The story of the Great Train Robbery of 1963 according to the latest research and how it adversely affected the lives of all thos involved.
Categories: Transportation

The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery

This book will uncover the contexts and features of the famous heist, to explore in detail the fascinating escapade that was the real Great Train Robbery.

Author: Roger Harrington

Publisher:

ISBN: 1521420831

Category:

Page: 110

View: 676

THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY: The Most Daring Heist The World Has Ever Seen The Great Train Robbery was one of the most daring, ingenious and infamous heists of the Twentieth Century. Since August 1963, when the actual event took place, the robbery has passed into both criminal folklore and popular culture, inspiring numerous films and tall tales along the way. However, the historical facts about the Great Train Robbery are even more exciting than these stories. They involve varied and dynamic individuals, cunning plots and even daring escapes from prison and across the world. This book will uncover the contexts and features of the famous heist, to explore in detail the fascinating escapade that was the real Great Train Robbery.
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My Encounter with The Great Train Robbery

My Encounter with The Great Train Robbery

This is a story of an alert member of the public who had his life and that of his family changed having notified the police of the whereabouts of the hideout of the Great Train Robbers.

Author: John Maris

Publisher: ShieldCrest Publishing

ISBN: 9781912505227

Category: True Crime

Page: 50

View: 233

This is a story of an alert member of the public who had his life and that of his family changed having notified the police of the whereabouts of the hideout of the Great Train Robbers. Within days his notoriety had spread worldwide and this began years of constant pressure, physical threats to him and his family, trauma and anxiety. He had to take precautions at work in the hope of preventing an attack whilst working alone. Because of his careful detail in the evidence which he gave at the trial he was subjected to an attempt to frame him on a charge of perjury. Eventually he pondered the question, If a similar situation arose, would he act in the same way?
Categories: True Crime

Great Train Robberies of the Old West

Great Train Robberies of the Old West

A few of the hundreds of train robberies stand out as thrilling and dangerous affairs, and the greatest of these (15-20) are included in this book.

Author: R. Michael Wilson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781461748489

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 583

During the 1800s trains carried the nation's wealth throughout the east, but no one thought to rob a speeding train until 1866. In 1870 the first western train was robbed in Nevada and within hours a second train was robbed. Railroads made every alteration to their cars and changed every procedure they could imagine to thwart the robbers, but to no avail. Robbing trains became epidemic over the next five decades, even when the legislatures made train robbery a capital crime. A few of the hundreds of train robberies stand out as thrilling and dangerous affairs, and the greatest of these (15-20) are included in this book.
Categories: History

The Secret Train Robber

The Secret Train Robber

Full of explosive, fresh revelations, The Secret Train Robber sees the final piece of the puzzle firmly set in place and the name of one of Britain’s most sophisticated criminal minds ever is finally revealed.

Author: Lee Sturley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473503977

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

View: 865

The Crime of the Century. The biggest train heist in Britain’s history. The Great Train Robbery. In the early hours of Thursday, 8th August 1963, a fifteen-strong gang stole £2.6 million (£45 million of today’s money) from the Glasgow to London mail train at Sears Crossing, Buckinghamshire. The crime was so epic; every single development of the case was followed tirelessly by the press. Countless books have since been published and, even today, films, television dramas and documentaries continue to study the smallest of details of one of the most daring and cleverly concocted criminal plans of all-time. Much of the gang were later captured and paid the price with lengthy jail sentences. But 50 years on, many still question who the real mastermind behind the plot. For years most people accepted that Bruce Reynolds was but is that really the case? One man knows the answer and the true identity of the man behind the robbery all too well. In this engrossing biography, the only living person who personally knows the real mastermind revisits the Great Train Robbery and rewrites history as we know it. Full of explosive, fresh revelations, The Secret Train Robber sees the final piece of the puzzle firmly set in place and the name of one of Britain’s most sophisticated criminal minds ever is finally revealed.
Categories: True Crime

Train Robberies

Train Robberies

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Books Llc

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 1155967135

Category: History

Page: 98

View: 668

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: Great Train Robbery, Train robbers, Oakley, Buckinghamshire, Reno Gang, Laura Bullion, Newton Gang, Great Gold Robbery of 1855, Ray DeAutremont, Bezdany raid, Jack Slipper, Henry Loftus and Harry Donaldson, Union Pacific Train Robbery, Kakori conspiracy, Cheddington, Jean LaBanta, Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad, Tezz, Jack Mills, Sallins Train Robbery, Ledburn, Tommy Butler. Excerpt: The Great Train Robbery is the name given to a 2.6 million train robbery committed on 8 August 1963 at Bridego Railway Bridge, Ledburn near Mentmore in Buckinghamshire, England. The bulk of the stolen money was not recovered. It was probably the largest robbery by value in British history. The train robbers gang consisted of 17 full members who were to receive an equal share, including 15 people who were at the actual robbery and two key informants. The gang of 15 men from London was led by Bruce Reynolds, who was ably assisted by Gordon Goody, Charlie Wilson and Ronald "Buster" Edwards, with Roger Cordrey their key electronics expert who was an accomplished train robber already. The two key informants who brought the idea to robber's attention were Solicitor's Clerk Brian Field and the unknown "Ulsterman" who was never identified or caught. The most famous member of the gang, Ronnie Biggs had only a minor role, which was to bring the replacement train driver, a job that the driver failed at. The unofficial leader of the gang, and the undoubted brains behind the strategy to take down the train. Bruce Richard Reynolds was born on 7 September 1931 at Charing Cross Hospital, the Strand, London to Thomas Richard and Dorothy Margaret (n e Keen). His mother died in 1935, and he had trouble living with his dad and step mother, so often stayed with either of his grandmothers. He was jailed for 3 years for several counts of b...
Categories: History

The First Great Train Robbery

The First Great Train Robbery

In May 1855, the citizens of Victorian Great Britain were shocked to read in their morning edition of The Times that 12,000 pounds worth of gold bars and other valuables had been stolen from a train travelling between London and Paris- ...

Author: David C. Hanrahan

Publisher: Robert Hale Limited

ISBN: 0709090404

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 376

In May 1855, the citizens of Victorian Great Britain were shocked to read in their morning edition of The Times that 12,000 pounds worth of gold bars and other valuables had been stolen from a train travelling between London and Paris--without explosives or violence! Who did it and how was a great mystery which was finally solved.
Categories: History

The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery

A new history of the most infamous crimes of the 1960s. Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the robbery, 8 August 2013.

Author: Jim Morris

Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc

ISBN: 1445606828

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 225

A new history of the most infamous crimes of the 1960s. Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the robbery, 8 August 2013.
Categories: History

The Great Train Robbery Quiz Book

The Great Train Robbery Quiz Book

This new quiz book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Great Train Robbery and the people involved. How many train robbers escaped from prison? What was the robbers’ hideout called?

Author: Mike Gray

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908548771

Category: True Crime

Page: 26

View: 316

The Great Train Robbery is one of the most well documented crimes of all time but how much do you really know about what happened on that fateful day in 1963 and in the years beyond? This new quiz book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Great Train Robbery and the people involved. How many train robbers escaped from prison? What was the robbers’ hideout called? Who was the first '30-year sentence' train robber to be released? The answers to these brain teasers and more can all be found inside The Great Train Robbery Quiz Book. With 100 questions all about the people involved in the robbery, where they are now, the detectives, Judge, books, films and TV programmes, this is a comprehensive guide to the most talked about UK heist in history. With 2013 marking the 50th anniversary, there is still a great deal of interest in the Great Train Robbery and if you would like to know more, this book is all you need.
Categories: True Crime

The Men Who Robbed The Great Train Robbers

The Men Who Robbed The Great Train Robbers

A fictional retelling of the story behind the great train robbery, providing a sinister portrayal of the loyalties and fear operating within criminal and police circles in the sixties.

Author: Mick Lee

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781783062485

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 246

A fictional retelling of the story behind the great train robbery, providing a sinister portrayal of the loyalties and fear operating within criminal and police circles in the sixties. If you thought the great train robbers were unlucky to get caught, you don’t know half the story... In the early hours of the 8th August 1963, several men hold up a GPO mail train in rural Buckinghamshire. Two and a half million pounds (equivalent to over £45 million today) is snatched from under the noses of the GPO, the police and the establishment. This creates a gang of heroes who the public fall in love with; some of whom, like Ronnie Biggs, become a part of British folklore. But behind the bravado lays a darker story; one of greed, betrayal, and both thieves and police turning on each other. Eddie Maloney, an IRA fundraiser, and Tommy Lavery, a northern crime boss, know who the robbers are and where they live, because they hired them for the job. The men traditionally seen as ‘Robin Hoods’ were set up and all, with the exception of Biggs, are brought to justice – unsurprising, given that Maloney and Lavery reach deep inside the investigating Flying Squad. There is a reason that most of the money from the robbery was never recovered – the two men at the top systematically robbed and cheated the men who did the dirty work. In the aftermath, will there be honour between the two masterminds of the operation – the two men who were never caught? There have been some attempts to catalogue the story of the great train robbery in the past, almost all from a factual perspective, looking at both the thieves and police. This fictionalised account adds a fascinating twist to the story and will appeal to lovers of thrillers – especially crime thrillers – and those interested in true crime.
Categories: Fiction

The Great Train Robbery Files

The Great Train Robbery Files

Author: Bruce Reynolds

Publisher:

ISBN: 0953572463

Category: Train robberies

Page: 224

View: 436

Daring, ingenuity, prison, escapes, on the run, kidnap, drugs, murder, suicide and revenge - these are all facets contained in this visual documentary of great train robberies portrayed by the media from 1963 to the present. The book tells many stories within this story, providing an insight and study into one of our most enduring contemporary legends and illustrates the mythology that has grown up via the media. Here the robbery is used as a point of reference in time, a device used to illustrate the machinations of the media then and now, and its social and cultural impact.
Categories: Train robberies