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Train Robber?


I get asked regularly about train robbers. We are close to the range of the well known Hole In The Wall Gang, which included Sundance and Butch, but they were mainly in Wyoming. There were a few along the Front Range, near Denver. The track south from Denver got steep here and there, which results in a slow running train. I found a story in a newspaper which goes into this category.

In early 1902 a train was robbed on the Denver and Rio Grande as it climbed Marshall Pass west of Salida. The railroad immediately sent out detectives to track down the bad men. The government was involved too,...

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