“THE TAKING OF THE SUNSET EXPRESS”

Sunset Express

— TRAIN ROBBERS VANISH —  Engineer Colonel Bill Harper squinted into the darkness when the Southern Pacific westbound Sunset Express emerged from a long, narrow railroad cut. In the distance, he spotted what looked like a red lantern and applied the air brakes. 

Sparks exploded from the big iron wheels as the locomotive skidded along the rails and slowed to a stop about an engine-length from the wooden barricade […]

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“INSIDE JOB”

"Inside Job"

— SHORT JIMMY’S SHORT SPENDING SPREE — Armed and wearing masks, five gunmen bolted from a stand of Ponderosa pine, surrounded the Canyon Diablo-Flagstaff stagecoach, and told the driver to “throw down the two heavy mail sacks.”

 

The stagecoach driver couldn’t conceal his surprise. Of the four mailbags aboard, the two heaviest contained a large quantity of gold and silver ingots and coins.

Well-Fargo, weary from a […]

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