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We Haven’t Lost a Train Since 1943

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Everybody seems to be going free these days; first Squeaky Fromme, and now the perpetrator of the Great Train Robbery of 1963, septuagenarian Ronnie Biggs.

I always thought that the Great Train Robbery inspired Peter Cook and Alan Bennett’s comedy sketch of the same name, but it turns out that it pre-dates the robbery by several years, and they were referring back to older Great Train Robberies.

But at least I have an excuse to link to the sketch, which has had more influence on comedy than the Train Robbery had on crime.