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08/08/1963 Britain's "Great Train Robbery"

The Great Train Robbery was the robbery of £2.6 million from a Royal Mail train. After the robbery, the gang hid at Leatherslade Farm. After the police found this hideout, incriminating evidence led to the eventual arrest and conviction of most of the gang. The ringleaders were sentenced to 30 years in jail.


  • Essentials 

  • Robbery 

  • Robbers and accomplices 

  • Aylesbury investigation 

  • London investigation 

  • Captures 

  • Trial, 1964 

  • Prison escapes 

  • Pursuit of fugitives 

  • Fate of the robbers 

  • Fate of the victims 

  • Aftermath 

  • Recovery of the money 

  • Sources 

  • In popular culture