Movie: The First Great Train Robbery [1979] Movie: The First Great Train Robbery [1979]

[first lines]



Edward Pierce:
[narration] In the year 1855, England and France were at war with Russia in the Crimea. The English troops were paid in gold. Once a month, twenty-five thousand pounds in gold was loaded into strongboxes inside the London bank of Huddleston and Bradford and taken by trusted armed guards to the railway station. The convoy followed no fixed route or timetable. At the station, the gold was loaded into the luggage van of the Folkestone train for shipment to the coast and from there to the Crimea. The strongboxes were placed into two specially-built Chubb safes constructed of three-quarter inch tempered steel. Each safe weighed five hundred and fifty pounds. Each safe was fitted with two locks, requiring two keys, or four keys altogether. For security, each key was individually protected. Two keys were entrusted to the railway dispatcher who kept them locked in his office. A third was in the custody of Mr. Edgar Trent, president of the Huddleston and Bradford. And the fourth key was given to Mr. Henry Fowler, manager of the Huddleston and Bradford. The presence of so much gold in one place naturally aroused the interest of the English criminal elements. But in 1855 there had never been a robbery from a moving railway train.

Movie: The First Great Train Robbery [1979] Movie: The First Great Train Robbery [1979] quotes

Quotes of the month

Aleksandr Grachev Trump, America is great, but nowhere to retreat, Rostov behind. [06/16/2020 08:06:41] More


Aleksandr Grachev We owe all the good to the Motherland, all the bad to the Government. [07/03/2020 05:07:27] More


Candace Owens REMINDER BLACK PEOPLE: If you don’t do the bidding for wealthy white Democrats “YOU AIN’T BLACK”. [06/06/2020 02:06:27] More


Ivan Aivazovsky For me, living means working. [06/28/2020 10:06:42] More


Eugene Ryabyi Dreams is that makes a man seek happiness in heaven, but not on earth. [06/23/2020 07:06:48] More