British Rail 1947 - 1997
|The Great Train Robbery (cont)|
|By New Year 1964 after a massive police investigation nine men alleged to have been involved in the robbery were in police custody. Some of them appeared at Linslade courthouse, Wing Road. This courthouse was used because at that time Linslade was in Bucks.|
|Linslade courthouse||Roy James||Bruce Reynolds|
|Eventually everyone was caught and sentenced.
In total the gang were sentenced to 307 years in prison, reduced to 251 on appeal. Of the £2.9 million stolen only around £335,000 was recovered.
|Click here to hear Mr Wooley talking about his early days as a policeman|
|Click here to hear Mr Wooley talking about how he was the first person in the robbers hideout|
|Click here to hear Mr Wooley talking about how the fingerprints of the robbers were found|
|Mr Wooley the policeman who found the robbers hideout|
|Click here to hear Fred Watkinson - Driver on a passing train - talk about what happened when his train was stopped at a red signal|
|Click here to hear Fred Watkinson talking about his experiences at the scene of the robbery|
|Click here to hear Fred Watkinson talking about what happened when he was on his way to rejoin his train.|