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The Great Train Robbery

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The Great Train Robbery took place on the 8th August 1963 and is one of the most infamous robberies in British history. Thieves ambushed the Glasgow to Euston mail train and stole used bank notes worth £2.3 million (£40 million in today's money).

The robbery took place at Bridego Railway Bridge, Ledburn near Mentmore in Buckinghamshire, England. The robbers stopped the train by changing a rail signal from green to red. 12 of the 15 robbers were later caught, convicted and jailed.

 

 

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