The Disgruntled Commuter finds out how easy it is to dodge the fare - so long as you are hard enough:
The ticket guys had a good go at stopping him - after he’d blown off the first one, the second ran after him and had a second try but they didn’t seem either willing or able to actually lay hands on him. I’m guessing that unless the police are there too they can’t actually physically detain someone.
On this day in 1963, on the West Coast Mainline between Leighton Buzzard and Tring, a gang of thieves stole £2,631,784 in used £1, £5 and £10 notes from the mail train That’s the equivalent of about £40 million in today’s money.
Here, the detective in charge of the case clears up a mystery.
The train itself has not been stolen. We are still in possession of the train.