The golden age of train robberies

On October 6, 1866, the first robbery of a moving train took place in the United States. Due to constructions of regional and transcontinental railroads and the booming economy of the Old West robbing of moving trains loaded with precious cargo in desolate areas of the U. S. became popular. Prior to the pioneering robbery of the Reno gang in Jackson County, Indiana, criminals had targeted only trains sitting as stations.

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