The Great Train Robbery

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The Great Train Robbery: How it happened

The Great Train Robbery: How it happened

Learn how the 'Crime of the Century' happened

Bruce Reynolds handcuffed after taking part in the Great Train Robbery

Great Train Robbery mastermind Bruce Reynolds has died at 81

THE mastermind behind the Great Train Robbery of 1963 has died at the age of 81.

August 1963: Police stand guard outside Leatherslade Farm at Oakley in Buckinghamshire, used as a hide-out by the Great Train Robbers

The Great Train Robbery: How it happened

Learn how the 'Crime of the Century' happened

Paparazzi c 1968: gentlemen of the Press wait outside Linslade Court House for Bruce Reynolds to arrive

Bruce Reynolds, criminal mastermind of the Great Train Robbery, dies

Bruce Reynolds, the mastermind of the Great Train Robbery, has died only months before the 50th anniversary of one of Britain’s most infamous crimes.

August 2003: Great Train Robber Bruce Reynolds at Oakley Village Hall

The Great Train Robbery: How it happened

Learn how the 'Crime of the Century' happened

Newspaper reports on the Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery: How it happened

Learn how the 'Crime of the Century' happened

22nd August 1963: Posters on a police notice board offering a £10,000 reward by the Buckinghamshire Constabulary for information regarding a robbery of 'registered packets' from the Glasgow-Euston train about 3am on 8th August 1963

The Great Train Robbery: How it happened

Learn how the 'Crime of the Century' happened

August 1963: Train driver David Whitby gets a cup of tea from his mother at home in Crewe, Cheshire

The Great Train Robbery: How it happened

Learn how the 'Crime of the Century' happened

Coaches of the train involved in the great train robbery

The Great Train Robbery: How it happened

Learn how the 'Crime of the Century' happened

A poster seeking Charlie Wilson, one of the train robbers

The Great Train Robbery: Crime of the Century by Nick Russell Pavier and Stewart Richards

Some stories we all want to believe. In the early hours of August 8, 1963, £2.6m was stolen from the Glasgow to London mail train, in what was quickly dubbed the crime of the century. For 50 years

March 2009: Former gangster Dave Courtney and Great Train Robber Bruce Reynolds

The Great Train Robbery: How it happened

Learn how the 'Crime of the Century' happened

August 1963: The interior of the Royal Mail carriage where the Great Train Robbery took place

The Great Train Robbery: How it happened

Learn how the 'Crime of the Century' happened

The uncoupled train coaches at Cheddington Station after the Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery: How it happened

Learn how the 'Crime of the Century' happened

The Great Train Robbery: How it happened

The Great Train Robbery: How it happened

Learn how the 'Crime of the Century' happened