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Infamous train robbery solved after a shocking mistake

Daring gang makes off with millions but makes a costly error

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One of the most infamous railroad crimes in history was the Great Train Robbery, which took place near Bridego Bridge north of London in 1963. In this true-crime episode of Tracks Through Time, Deputy Editor Brielle Jaekel is joined by fellow FreightWavesTV host Mary O’Connell to tell the shocking story of the heist.

A gang of thieves made off with some serious loot from the Glasgow-London Royal Mail Train. Watch now to find out how they did it and the little mistake that got much of the gang caught.

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Brielle Jaekel

Brielle is the deputy editor of Freight Waves and has a more-than-10-year history in B2B publishing, tackling cutting edge stories in business, with four years specifically focused on freight. She’s interviewed numerous CEOs and is adept at finding stories that matter to the industry. She believes in finding a new way forward in the supply chain to solve problems, drive sustainability and put people first. If you’d like to get in touch with Brielle, please email her at [email protected].