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The Great Train Robbery Quiz

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On the 8th August 1963, the great train robbery took place just after 3 am near which railway bridge?

  • Brinslow Bridge
  • Bridego Bridge
  • Cheddington Bridge
  • Bridegroom Bridge

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In the great train robbery, who was the leader of the gang of robbers?

  • Charlie Wilson
  • Ronnie Biggs
  • Roger Cordrey
  • Bruce Reynolds

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How many members of the gang were directly involved with the great train robbery on the night of 8th August 1963? (NB the picture is not a clue)

  • 20
  • 30
  • 15
  • 10

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What was the time limit set by the gang for the great train robbery?

  • 30 minutes
  • 20 minutes
  • 45 minutes
  • 1 hour

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Which member of the gang was regarded as the mastermind of the great train robbery?

  • Bob Welch
  • Bruce Reynolds
  • Ronnie Biggs
  • Gordon Goody

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What was the nickname of the 'insider' who worked with the great train robbery gang, and whose identity was not revealed until 2014?

  • The Welshman
  • The Irishman
  • The Ulsterman
  • The Scotsman

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What type of train in the great train robbery was held up?

  • Type 45 D398
  • Type 40 D326
  • Type 42 D817
  • Type 37 D767

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What was the name of the train driver in the great train robbery?

  • Jack Mills
  • John Hills
  • Jake Wills
  • Jim Gill

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How did the gang manage to stop the train for the great train robbery?

  • They obstructed the railway line
  • They adjusted the signal to show red instead of green
  • They opened fire with guns at it
  • They had an inside co-driver who stopped the train

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According to the Post Office, how much money was stolen in total during the great train robbery?

  • £1.5 million
  • £2.5 million
  • £3.5 million
  • £6.5 million

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What was the name of the great train robbery gang's hideout located 17 miles away from the rail bridge?

  • Woolslade Farm
  • Twillslade Farm
  • Cottonslade Farm
  • Leatherslade Farm

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Which board game did the police discover at the farm after the great train robbery gang had evacuated it?

  • Cluedo
  • Monopoly
  • Risk
  • Totopoly

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Approximately how much cash did each member of the great train robbery gang receive for their part in the robbery?

  • £150,000
  • £200,000
  • £250,000
  • £300,000

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When police discovered the farm hideout, they found the great train robbery gang's getaway truck had been re-painted, in what colour? (NB remember the picture is in B/W)

  • Grey
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • White

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Two of the getaway vehicles used in the great train robbery were Land-Rovers with identical number plates, what was the registration?

  • GTR 311A
  • DMG 649A
  • BMG 757A
  • OMG 291A

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What was great train robbery gang member Charlie Wilson's nickname?

  • 'The silent man'
  • 'The quiet man'
  • 'The radio man'
  • 'The railway man'

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Before the great train robbery, what was Ronnie Biggs' main occupation?

  • Plumber
  • Steelfixer
  • Carpenter
  • Chauffeur

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Which detective took over the Flying Squad and was assigned to deal with the great train robbery case?

  • Bill Wright
  • Jack Drummond
  • Robert Anderson
  • Tommy Butler

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Which member of the great train robbery gang was the first to be captured in August 1963?

  • Ronnie Biggs
  • Roger Cordrey
  • Bruce Reynolds
  • Gordon Goody

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At the great train robbery trial in Aylesbury, 1964, who was the only member of the gang to be found to have 'no case to answer' and was acquitted?

  • James Hussey
  • John Daly
  • Brian Field
  • Tommy Wisbey

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In 1968, Bruce Reynolds was finally apprehended for his part in the great train robbery. Where was he arrested?

  • Weston-Super-Mare
  • Minehead
  • Torquay
  • Brixham

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After the great train robbery, which prison did Ronnie Biggs escape from in 1964?

  • H.M.P. Wormwood Scrubs
  • H.M.P. Wandsworth
  • H.M.P. Holloway
  • H.M.P. Winson Green

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After his release from prison, which great train robbery gang member could be found selling flowers outside Waterloo Station?

  • Buster Edwards
  • Bruce Reynolds
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Bob Welch

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Less than £400,000 pounds was eventually recovered from the robbery. In Dec. 1963, a sum of £47,245 pounds believed to be part of the great train robbery was recovered by police. Where?

  • A public convenience (gents toilet) in Margate
  • A quarry near Aylesbury
  • A telephone booth in London
  • A breaker's yard in Sutton

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In 1978, great train robbery gang member Ronnie Biggs sang the lead vocals on a punk single called "No one is innocent - a punk prayer" with which UK group?

  • The Clash
  • The Damned
  • The Sex Pistols
  • The Stranglers

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Who played the lead role in the film of great train robbery gang member Buster Edwards' life, "Buster" in 1988?

  • Bob Hoskins
  • Sting
  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Phil Collins

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Which member of the great train robbery gang was shot (along with his pet dog) on his doorstep in Marbella, Spain on 23rd April 1990?

  • Charlie Wilson
  • Tommy Wisbey
  • Gordon Goody
  • Jimmy White

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At great train robbery gang member Ronnie Biggs' funeral in 2013 who formed a 'guard of honour' and escorted his hearse to the crematorium?

  • The South Coast Raiders
  • The Hells Angels
  • Ex-members of Scotland Yard's 'Flying Squad'
  • The South West Gang

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As a 'practice run' prior to the great train robbery, a bank was robbed at Heathrow airport (the 'Airport job') in 1962, by which gang?

  • The South Coast Raiders
  • The South London Gang
  • The South West Gang
  • The Balham Blaggers

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Which famous detective tried in vain to extradite great train robbery gang member Ronnie Biggs during his exile in Brazil?

  • James Skipper
  • Jack Slipper
  • John Kipper
  • Jim Clipper

 

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