How the Great Train Robbery Worked


circa 1963: Investigators examine the Royal Mail train involved in the Great Train Robbery. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

On the night of August 8, 1963, a gang of thieves stole bank notes worth the equivalent of $50 million. Take a look at our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about the fact and fiction surrounding the great train robbery.

circa 1963: Investigators examine the Royal Mail train involved in the Great Train Robbery. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Topics in this Podcast: 20th century, British history, Crime