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The Great Train Robbery of 1888 - a comic told in real pictures

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(Mods, please note I wasn't sure where to put this, as it's a train / western / comic starring a few licensed Disney characters. Please put it where you think it should go!)

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In this thrilling tale of 60 miles-per-hour high speed adventure, the outlaw Blackheart Gang) switches a weapons-laden military train onto the same track as a unscheduled special, with disastrous consequences!

See each sequence of this horrifying tale in colorized photographs and you too will ride the midnight train to Adventure!

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7:07 PM - Denver Colorado:

The military train pulled by engine 1 is heading out of the yard and onto the main line towards San Francisco. It is crewed by a small group of soldiers, plus fireman Samuel McGee and engineer Joseph W. Jackson.

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8:00PM - Carson City, Nevada

In another rail yard, the crew of the unscheduled special charter train pulled by loco number 3 is making sure the engine is spotless and ready to pick up it's party of potential railroad investors. The train is supposed to pass trough Fort Legoredo at 9:30 that evening, where it will let the military train pass by on a side track.

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8:40PM - Fort Legoredo

While making his hourly rounds, the station master of the Fort's railway station is ambushed by three Blackheart Gang members, and he is relieved of his switch keys. While trying to escape, he trips on an exposed rock and falls, where upon he is then shot dead.

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9:23PM

The switches are set for the freight train to fall into the hands of the gang, when a different whistle is heard from the other end of the track causing the bandits to hurriedly switch the tracks back to allow the special to pass by.

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9:30PM

With both train approaching the same switch at the same time, the gang works quickly to allow the passenger train pass by, but still diverting the convoy train.

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9:32PM

The engineer and fireman of the military train see what is about to happen and jump to the ground with the iron steed still powering on towards the switched track!

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9:40PM

The train reaches the end of the side track and derails, with steam and steel flying everywhere. Horses and cannons are sent scattered across the tracks, and the sleeping soldiers on-board will never wake again.

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10:20PM

After stealing all they and their horses can carry, the Blackheart gang set the steam engine to explode, then set off into the darkness. A posse rides out later that night from the local village to check out what made the explosion and they discover the gristly wreck.

Meanwhile, out in the desert, the Blackheart gang begin to plan their next move.

THE END

Any and all thoughts, comments, complaints, and questions are welcome. This non-moving picture was shot on three 6 x 3 foot tables with a cell phone camera and no special effects... just so you know.

Thanks for reading!!

Edited by Murdoch17

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Could a MOD move this to the historic forum please? It might be a better fit there, and thanks in advance.

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Could a MOD move this to the historic forum please? It might be a better fit there, and thanks in advance.

It technically belongs in Brick Flicks & Comics.

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It technically belongs in Brick Flicks & Comics.

Thanks for moving it. I kinda never have even been to this part of the site, and forgot it was here. :shrug_oh_well:

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