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Another armed gang in Kentucky derails a train and robs its passengers.

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11/09/1866

In the second such incident in the year, bandits derailed an overnight passenger train in the early hours of the morning and robbed its passengers.  The derailment took place near Frankin, Kentucky in the south central Simpson County.  Fire broke out in several of the wrecked cars so the main target of the safe in the express car eluded them but they did methodically seize the belongings and valuables of passengers at gunpoint.  No serious injuries were reported and several of the large gang were later arrested.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Kentucky," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 425.

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