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    DescriptionMurder and robbery committed on the railways have long held a special place in British criminal history. Railways and trains create special conditions - and opportunities - for criminal acts. Two legendary large-scale robberies took place on the British railways - the Great Bullion Robbery of 1855 and the Great Train Robbery of 1963 - and these extraordinary episodes are often used as examples of the ultimate in criminal audacity. But as Jonathan Oates shows in this powerful selection of case studies, most railway crime is less sensational yet, in many ways, more revealing.He reconstructs in vivid detail some of the most memorable cases dating from Victorian times to the present day. Included are cases of adults and children who were thrown to their deaths from trains, decapitated corpses found beside railway lines, passengers who were pushed from platforms into the path of oncoming trains and others who were stabbed, shot or strangled during their journeys and were found dead on arrival. The sheer variety of crimes is astonishing, as are the stories that unravel behind them. As he retells these sensational, bizarre, often ghastly tales, Jonathan Oates gives an insight into the reality of railway crime. His collection is a must for addicts of true crime cases and for readers who enjoy railway history.Dr Jonathan Oates is the Ealing Borough Archivist and Local History Librarian, and he has written and lectured on aspects of the history of London, including its criminal past. His books include several volumes on West London in the Images of London series as well as Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Ealing, Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Lewisham and Deptford, Unsolved Murders in Victorian and Edwardian London and Unsolved London Murders: The 1920s and 1930s. He has also published a study of the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 and Sweet William or The Butcher? The Duke of Cumberland and the '45.


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    Title
    Great Train Crimes
    Subtitle
    Murder and Robbery on the Railways
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Oates
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845631123
    ISBN 10: 1845631129
    Classifications

    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    BIC subject category V2: WGF
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Subject Code: NC
    Libri: I-NC
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    BISAC V2.8: TRA004010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14350
    BISAC V2.8: TRU000000
    DC22: 364.109, 364.150941
    Thema V1.0: WGF, DNXC
    Illustrations note
    30 Illustrations
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    WHARNCLIFFE BOOKS
    Publication date
    10 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Barnsley