The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery of 1963, when thieves stole more than £2 million.

The Royal Mail train was bound from Glasgow to London when it was held up.

Most of the robbers ended up behind bars, but most of the money has never been recovered.

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Sun 2 Sep 2012 00:50 GMT

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