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The Great Train Robbery, Mini-Series, 2013 IMDB

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twingoman EN

2013-12-21 20:07

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twingoman EN

2013-12-21 20:08

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Set in 1963, a modern Ford very briefly appears.

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twingoman EN

2013-12-21 20:28

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Most of the plates used are fake.

Q-Ball JP

2013-12-21 22:08

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any pictures of the train?

dsl SX

2013-12-21 22:14

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No - it was stolen.

mike962 DE

2013-12-21 22:15

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Ronnie Biggs died a few days ago RIP

johnfromStaffs EN

2013-12-21 23:41

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I'm sorry I cannot agree with that sentiment, the driver of the train was injured so much that he never worked again. The concept of lovable rogue is not applicable in this case.

Q-Ball JP

2013-12-22 03:36

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johnfromStaffs wrote I'm sorry I cannot agree with that sentiment, the driver of the train was injured so much that he never worked again. The concept of lovable rogue is not applicable in this case.

True, but his kid was in Alabama 3

mike962 DE

2013-12-22 10:57

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johnfromStaffs wrote I'm sorry I cannot agree with that sentiment, the driver of the train was injured so much that he never worked again. The concept of lovable rogue is not applicable in this case.

how do you know it was Biggs who hit him ? it could have been a more agresive gang member ?

johnfromStaffs EN

2013-12-22 11:36

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Not the point, in English law we have a doctrine called collective responsibility. All involved are considered to be partners in crime, and Mr Biggs never expressed remorse of any kind. I have no knowledge of who hit the driver with an iron bar, but it doesn't figure in my assessment. As someone said in the film, the driver had just gone to work.



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twingoman EN

2013-12-22 12:25

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Q-Ball wrote any pictures of the train?


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G-MANN UK

2013-12-22 18:41

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I don't know much about Biggs or the great train robbery, so I'm not sure why he seems to be thought of as some kind of folk hero, but I'm guessing it's something to do with the whole swinging sixties iconography that the Kray twins are also part of.

mike962 DE

2013-12-22 18:44

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general public likes charming criminal who can get away with it

plus as was pointed out the whole gang received too harsh sentences, Biggs himself said they received much more than killers or rapists would have gotten

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G-MANN UK

2013-12-22 18:54

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People always like a good story as well.

johnfromStaffs EN

2013-12-22 19:34

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Regrettably, although we are here to identify the vehicles in a dramatisation, in the above exchanges we are talking about an actual occurrence, an actual crime in which an innocent man's life was changed forever just for being at work. The purpose of the exercise was to steal the money, and, although the intention of the train robbers was to avoid violence, Jack Mills was hit on the head and the rest of his life was one of reduced potential. Surely this cannot be acceptable?

How would you feel towards the train robbers if Jack Mills had been your Dad?

mike962 DE

2013-12-22 19:40

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guarding MONEY is always a job associated with (high) risk of being seriouly injured or killed , every security guard at banks or money transporters should know that, it's not your average job

and you are overdramatizing , the talk was about Ronnie Biggs himself not about the whole gang

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johnfromStaffs EN

2013-12-22 19:50

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Jack Mills was a train driver and not a security guard, Biggs was a convicted criminal. No more to say.

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kudos SX

2013-12-24 12:40

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Whilst the train involved in the real incident was D326, a British Rail Class 40 diesel, the train used here is inaccurately a British Rail Class 37 'English Electric Type 3', complete with a 1980s addition high-intensity headlight and dubbed General Motors engine sound.

Sunbar UK

2013-12-24 14:13

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I watched part 1 on BBC I-Player, and believe an Austin-Healey (or replica?) is missing from the listing as used by the robbers to visit the bridge location near Mentmore...

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dsl SX

2013-12-24 15:18

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^ AH 3000 Mk2 or early Mk3.

twingoman EN

2013-12-24 19:51

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I did capture images of the Austin Healey, but for some reason didn't upload it.

johnfromStaffs EN

2013-12-25 22:13

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kudos wrote Whilst the train involved in the real incident was D326, a British Rail Class 40 diesel, the train used here is inaccurately a British Rail Class 37 'English Electric Type 3', complete with a 1980s addition high-intensity headlight and dubbed General Motors engine sound.


We are accustomed to being critical of cars used in films, showing both anachronisms and inappropriate usage. Bearing in mind the cost of moving a thing as big as a Class 40 maybe we should be a bit more lenient.

ryantee82 US

2014-07-08 03:52

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What's the chief difference between a Jaguar Mark I and a Mark II? The only thing I can outwardly see is the Mark II's grill is slightly V-shaped -- wider at the top.

dsl SX

2014-07-08 04:29

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^ positions of minor front lights; passenger cabin - MkI has thick pillars and small windows - looks much heavier on top - and narrower rear track, often with spats over rear wheels - typical 50s stodgy styling. MkII looks much more modern and lighter shape despite same basic outline.

johnfromStaffs EN

2014-07-08 07:22

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Mk I has painted window surrounds, Mk II has stainless steel.

No 3.8 engine in Mk I.

Daffydd AU

2014-12-28 12:54

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ryantee82 wrote What's the chief difference between a Jaguar Mark I and a Mark II? The only thing I can outwardly see is the Mark II's grill is slightly V-shaped -- wider at the top.

There is also a slender waist, wider body (about 3"), and some basic rearrangements of lights front and back...

jpts AU

2015-10-28 08:59

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johnfromStaffs wrote I'm sorry I cannot agree with that sentiment, the driver of the train was injured so much that he never worked again. The concept of lovable rogue is not applicable in this case.


Jack Mills died of chronic lymphocytic leukemia on the 28th February 1970 at the age of 64, while David Whitby; Mills' Secondman (Driver's Assistant) while he did managed to return to work as a Secondman, he died of a heart attack on the 6th January 1972 at the age of 34.

Another innocent victim of the Great Train Robbery was William Boal, he was wrongfully convicted for being part of the robbery crew when in fact he knew nothing about the robbery other then he was a friend of Roger Cordrey.

Boal died of cancer while in prison on the 26th June 1970 at the age of 56.

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Chris S UK

2016-08-23 18:36

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I am the new owner of the Austin Healey in the two captions above with the car near the bridge. It's currently undergoing a full restoration back to its former glory.

antp BE

2016-08-23 19:21

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Nice :)
I made a page for it: /vehicle.php?id=951308 (I don't know why it had not been done before)
Do not hesitate to post photos of the car if you have some, or more info.

jpts AU

2016-11-04 14:19

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The robbery crew had consisted of 17 men, out of the 17; 5 were members of the South Coast Raiders Gang and 4 including Reynolds were members of the South West Gang.

Others were associates of the two gangs and other members of the robbery crew.

These were:

Patrick McKenna- Known as the Ulsterman; Belfast-born postal worker from Salford, Greater Manchester and associate of Brian Field, was the informant for the robbery, never was identified nor caught.

Bruce Reynolds- Known as Napoleon; antique dealer, thief and leader of the South West Gang, was the mastermind behind the robbery, later fled to Belgium and later; Acapulco, Mexico on the 6th June 1964, later fled to Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada on the 6th December 1966 and later; Nice, France, captured after arriving back in Britain on the 8th November 1968 and sentenced to 25 years, later released in 1978, was later sentenced three years imprisonment for dealing amphetamines in the mid 1980s, he died on the afternoon of the 28th February 2013.

Douglas Goody- Known as Gordon; member of the South West Gang and Reynold's second in command, was one of the organizer for the robbery.

Brian Field- Law clerk and associate of the Ulsterman, once organized the defense of the Gordon Goody and Buster Edwards in other cases prior to the robbery and was one of the men who organized the purchase of the robbery crew's hideout at Leatherslade Farm, convicted on the 16th April 1964 and sentenced to 30 years but was dropped down to 5 years, was released in 1967, he died in a car crash on the 27th April 1979.

Roy James- Race car driver; was one of the getaway drivers and one of the men who uncoupled the carriages, captured on the 10th December 1963 and later convicted in 1964 and sentenced to 30 years but was released in 1976, later acquitted in 1983 for attempting to import gold without paying the excise duty and later sentenced to 6 years for assaulting his wife with a pistol and shooting her father in 1994 and later released after 3 years, he died from a heart attack on the 21st August 1997.

John Wheater- Solicitor and Brian Field's boss, was one of the men who organized the purchase of Leatherslade Farm, captured on the 3rd December 1963 and sentenced to 3 years, was released in February 1966 and became a manager of his family's laundromat business, he died in July 1985.

John Daly- Known as Paddy; Bruce Reynolds' brother-in-law and associate of the South West Gang, was one of the getaway drivers and the one who stopped the train, captured on the 3rd December 1963 but was acquitted on the 14th February 1964 due to a lack of evidence, he died in April 2013.

Harry Smith- Known as Bill Jennings or Flossy; associate of the South West Gang and was one of the men who uncoupled the carriages, was never identified nor caught.

James White- Known as Jimmy; associate of Reynolds and was one of the men who uncoupled the carriages, captured on the 21st April 1966, later released in April 1975.

Frank Monroe- Known as Alf Thomas; one of the muscle men, was never identified nor caught.

Ronald Biggs- Known as Ronnie; thief and associate of Reynolds, was the contact for the replacement driver, captured on the 4th September 1963, later escaped from Wandsworth Prison on the 8th July 1965, later fled to Paris and later fled to Australia in 1966, living in Glenelg, South Australia and later, Doncaster East and Blackburn North, Victoria where he worked on the set construction at the Channel 9 TV studios, later fled to Brazil in 1970, later returned to Britain on the 7th May 2001 where he was arrested and imprisonment for 28 years, later released in 2009 and later died on the 18th December 2013.

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