Train robbery is a type of robbery, in which the goal is to steal money or other valuables being carried aboard trains. Robbery is the Crime of seizing Property through Violence or Intimidation. Money is anything that is generally accepted as Payment for Goods and services and repayment of Debts. A train is a connected series of vehicles that move along a track ( Permanent way) to transport freight or passengers from one place to another They were more common in the past than today, and often occurred in the American Old West. Trains carrying payroll shipments were a major target. In a Company, payroll is the sum of all Financial records of Salaries, Wages bonuses and Deductions Paycheck A paycheck These shipments would be guarded by an expressman whose duty it was to protect the cargo of the "express car". An expressman refers to anyone who has the duty of packing managing and ensuring the delivery of any Cargo. A baggage car (US terminology or luggage van (UK terminology is a type of Rail transport passenger car. Expressmen, conductors, and other personnel took enormous pride in their duty and had no problem with risking their lives for a shipment. Train Conductor (North America The Conductor is the railway employee charged with the management of a freight passenger or various other types of Train, and is Bandits would rely on the expressman to open the safe and provide the goods. This is about the television program Bandit as a general term refers to Outlaw. A safe (also called strongbox, coffer or kist) is a secure lockable box used for securing valuable objects against Theft or damage Without the combination required for the combination lock, it was almost impossible to break into the safes. A combination lock is a type of lock in which a sequence of numbers or symbols is used to open the lock A safe (also called strongbox, coffer or kist) is a secure lockable box used for securing valuable objects against Theft or damage However, the invention of dynamite made it much easier to break into safes and rob the train. Dynamite is an explosive based on the explosive potential of Nitroglycerin, initially using Diatomaceous earth (kieselgur US Spelling kieselguhr
If the outlaw was unsatisfied with the goods, passengers of the train's carriages who were generally unarmed would be held at gunpoint and forced to hand over any valuables they were carrying, usually in the form of jewelry or currency. A train is a connected series of vehicles that move along a track ( Permanent way) to transport freight or passengers from one place to another A carriage is a wheeled vehicle for people usually horse-drawn A gun is a particular Weapon that propels Projectiles The projectile is generally fired through a hollow tube known as the gun's barrel. Jewellery (also spelled jewelry, see spelling differences) is a personal Ornament, such as a necklace ring or bracelet made from Gemstones A currency is a unit of exchange, facilitating the transfer of Goods and/or services It is one form of Money, where money is
Contrary to the method romanticized by Hollywood, outlaws generally never jumped from horseback onto a moving train. For the Roman class see Equestrian (Roman Equestrianism refers to the skill of riding or driving Horses This broad description Usually, they would either board the train and wait for a good time to initiate the heist, or they would stop or derail the train and then begin the holdup. Robbery is the Crime of seizing Property through Violence or Intimidation. A derailment is an accident on a railway in which a Train leaves the rails which can result in damage injury and death
Famous train robbers include Bill Miner, Jesse James and Butch Cassidy. Ezra Allen Miner, more popularly known as Bill Miner (circa 1847 - September 2, 1913) was a noted American criminal originally from Bowling Jesse Woodson James (September 5 1847—April 3 1882 was an American Outlaw in the border state of Missouri and the most famous member of the Butch Cassidy ( 13 April 1866 – circa November 1908 born Robert LeRoy Parker, was a notorious train robber Bank robber Jesse James is mistakenly thought to have completed the first successful train robbery in the American West when on July 21, 1873 the James-Younger Gang took US $3,000 from the Rock Island Railroad after derailing it southwest of the town of Adair, Iowa. The Western United States &mdashcommonly referred to as the American West or simply the West &mdashtraditionally refers to the region comprising the westernmost Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Year 1873 ( MDCCCLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The James-Younger Gang was a legendary 19th century Gang of American Outlaws that included Jesse James. Adair is a city in Adair and Guthrie Counties in the US state of Iowa. However, the first peacetime train robbery in the USA actually occurred on October 6, 1866, when robbers boarded the Ohio & Mississippi train shortly after it left Seymour, Indiana. Seymour is a city in Jackson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 18101 at the 2000 census They broke into one safe and tipped the other off the train before jumping off. The Pinkerton National Detective Agency later traced the crime to the Reno Gang. The Reno Brothers Gang, also known as the Renos or the Reno Gang, was a group of criminals that operated in the Midwestern United States during and just There was one earlier train robbery in the May of 1865, but because it was committed by armed guerrillas and occurred shortly after the end of the Civil War, it is not considered to be the first peacetime train robbery in the United States.