Looking back at the 1963 Great Train Robbery
One of Britain’s most notorious heist stories is also one of the greatest crime stories of the 20th-century. The 1963 “Great Train Robbery” introduced the world to mastermind Bruce Reynolds and his gang of thieves, who robbed a Royal Mail night train traveling from Glasgow to London on August 8, 1963. Nearly $7 million was stolen, most of it never recovered.
Most recently, the death of Reynolds made headlines, coming just months before the 50th anniversary of the heist.