08 August 2007
The Great Train Robbery
Mark Holland

On this day in 1963, on the West Coast Mainline between Leighton Buzzard and Tring, a gang of thieves stole £2,631,784 in used £1, £5 and £10 notes from the mail train That’s the equivalent of about £40 million in today’s money.

Here, the detective in charge of the case clears up a mystery.

The train itself has not been stolen. We are still in possession of the train.

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