Sacks apppealed to rail robbers

WITH the BBC currently screening a two-part drama about 1963's Great Train Robbery, and the death yesterday of Ronnie Biggs, today we spool back to 1962, when Central Station staff were busy loading the night mail train to London.

Loading Comments

In the pre-computer days of Postal Orders and cheques, there was no telling how much cash was concealed in those sacks.

The mail train was a mobile sorting office, with Royal Mail staff working throughout the night to make sure the letters and parcels were all ready for delivery by the time the train pulled into London.

Older readers will remember seeing these great trolley-loads of mail being pulled and pushed through the station.

The second part of the TV drama is on BBC1 tonight, at 8pm.


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
                Games news:                

Putting the world to rights


Gail's Gab


Embrace the sun but be careful

Free swim at a Glasgow Club pool for every reader - Click here



Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.

                Janice Bell                

Janice Bell


You Couldn't Make This Up


I gave up the ghost when it came to changing my kids.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.