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By Wilson Casey

In 1949, bandits from Youngstown, Ohio, boarded a B&O passenger teach from Washington, D.C., to Detroit. within the West Virginia mountains close to Martinsburg, Luman "Lu" Ramsdell and his gang stopped the educate to rob and terrorize approximately one hundred fifty humans on board. They pistol-whipped a number of and shot at others earlier than exiting the educate to subsequent rob a tavern and hijack getaway automobiles. nationwide headlines likened the development to the exploits of Jesse James and the notorious days of the Wild West. Lu and the crowd led professionals on a chase that ended with a harrowing shootout 5 blocks from the White residence. Climb aboard with writer Wilson Casey for a firsthand account from the top bandit himself during this actual story of America's final relocating educate robbery.

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