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.

Great Train Robberies of the Old West

Great Train Robberies of the Old West

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.

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Great Train Robberies of the Old West
Language: en
Pages: 167
Authors: R. Michael Wilson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Twodot

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
More Frontier Justice in the Wild West
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: R. Michael Wilson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-07 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

More Frontier Justice in the Wild West; Bungled, Bizarre and Fascinating Executions reveals the details of more than two dozen instances of frontier justice from the era of the Wild West. The events chosen are unique, have some surprising twist, serve as a landmark or benchmark event, or just stand
Great Train Robberies of the Old West
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: R. Michael Wilson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-11-01 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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
Great Train Robberies of the West
Language: en
Pages: 317
Authors: Eugene B. Block
Categories: Crime
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The Great $3,000,000 Train Robbery
Language: en
Pages: 54
Authors: G. R. Williamson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-16 - Publisher: Indian Head Publishing

This the true story of Willis Newton and his outlaw gang who robbed trains and over seventy banks—more than Jessie James, the Daltons, and all of the rest of the Old West outlaws—combined. Their biggest haul occurred in 1924 when they robbed a train outside of Rondout, Illinois—getting away with

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