Great Train Robberies of the Old West by R. Michael Wilson - PDF and EPUB eBook

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During the 1800s trains carried the nation's wealth throughout the east, but no one thought to rob a speeding train until...

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Exact title of the book
Great Train Robberies of the Old West
Book author
R. Michael Wilson
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
176 pages
Language
English
Published
November 1st 2006 by TwoDot
File size (in PDF)
704 kB
Great Train Robberies of the Old West

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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.