How much money did the Great Train Robbery make?
With careful planning based on inside information from an individual known as “The Ulsterman”, named (erroneously) as Patrick McKenna in 2014, the robbers escaped with over £2.6 million (equivalent to £56 million today). The bulk of the stolen money was never recovered.
How many films have been made about the Great Train Robbery?
Home media. The two films have been released on DVD by publisher Acorn Media UK and is available from the BBC.
What happened to the locomotive in the Great Train Robbery?
D326: The Great Train Robbery, 1963 Finally, in August 1965, it suffered total brake failure with a maintenance train at Birmingham New Street and hit the rear of a freight train, injuring the guard. It then settled down and had a normal life until it was scrapped in 1984.
How many reels did the Great Train Robbery take?
The Great Train Robbery comprised 14 separate shots of noncontinuous, nonoverlapping action and was a major departure from the frontally composed, theatrical staging used by Méliès and most other filmmakers.
Did Sean Connery do his own stunts in the movie The Great Train Robbery?
Sean Connery did all his own stunts on top of the train. Filming the scenes proved quite difficult for him as cinders from the locomotive kept getting in his eyes. This was made even worse by the train going much faster than expected.
Where did the Great Train Robbers hide out?
After the raid, the gang hunkered down at Leatherslade Farm near Oakley in Buckinghamshire, but it was this safe haven that would become their undoing.
Who was the driver of the train in the Great Train Robbery?
Jack Mills (1 September 1905 – 28 February 1970) was the driver of the train that was robbed in the Great Train Robbery in 1963….
|Died||28 February 1970 (aged 64) Crewe, Cheshire, England|