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    • Scene of the Robbery

    • Rondout train robbery; Moran Collection;
    • Rondout, Illinois, was the site of the world’s largest train robbery on June 14, 1924. The robbers (the Newton Gang, Chicago gangsters and a corrupt postal inspector) carried out a successful heist of over two million dollars worth of cash, jewelry...
    • Willie Newton

    • Rondout train robbery; Newton Gang; Moran Collection;
    • Rondout, Illinois, was the site of the world’s largest train robbery on June 14, 1924. The robbers (the Newton Gang, Chicago gangsters and a corrupt postal inspector) carried out a successful heist of over two million dollars worth of cash, jewelry...
    • William Fahy Portrait

    • Rondout train robbery; Moran Collection;
    • Rondout, Illinois, was the site of the world’s largest train robbery on June 14, 1924. The robbers (the Newton Gang, Chicago gangsters and a corrupt postal inspector) carried out a successful heist of over two million dollars worth of cash, jewelry...
    • William Fahy, Postal Inspector

    • Rondout train robbery; Moran Collection;
    • Rondout, Illinois, was the site of the world’s largest train robbery on June 14, 1924. The robbers (the Newton Gang, Chicago gangsters and a corrupt postal inspector) carried out a successful heist of over two million dollars worth of cash, jewelry...
    • Wounded Wylie Newton

    • Rondout train robbery; Newton Gang; Willie Newton; Doc Newton; Moran Collection;
    • Rondout, Illinois, was the site of the world’s largest train robbery on June 14, 1924. The robbers (the Newton Gang, Chicago gangsters and a corrupt postal inspector) carried out a successful heist of over two million dollars worth of cash, jewelry...
    • Rondout Train Station

    • trains; train stations; depots; Milwaukee Road Railroad; Hiawatha; Moran Collection
    • The Milwaukee Road Railroad upgraded its Chicago suburban service in the 1960s. Shown here is a stainless steel bilevel coach and Etectro-Motive E9 leaving the Rondout station.
    • Rondout Feed Store

    • coal dealers; Moran Collection
    • The exact location of this 1911 photo of the Rondout Feed Store is unknown. The owner's name, Geo. Evert, is readable on the building's front. It is possible that one of the two men standing near doorways is Mr. Evert, but neither the men nor the...
    • Rondout Train Station

    • trains; train stations; Milwaukee Road Railroad; depots; Hiawatha; Moran Collection
    • A later view of the Rondout train depot in 1953. The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (CMSt&P) was also know as the Milwakee Road. The Hiawatha train waiting at the station was one line of reduced weight, streamlined train cars that...
    • Rondout Pennant Greetings

    • promotional materials; Moran Collection
    • Pennant postcards, popular in the 1910s, were greeting cards that promoted the sender's community. The text reads, "I feel so blue and lonesome in Rondout, Ill. I really don't know what to do I can't be glad, I can't be gay when you're a million...
    • Jess Newton

    • Rondout train robbery; Newton Gang; Moran Collection;
    • Rondout, Illinois, was the site of the world’s largest train robbery on June 14, 1924. The robbers (the Newton Gang, Chicago gangsters and a corrupt postal inspector) carried out a successful heist of over two million dollars worth of cash, jewelry...
    • Louise Brown Newton

    • Rondout train robbery; Newton Gang; Moran Collection
    • Rondout, Illinois, was the site of the world’s largest train robbery on June 14, 1924. The robbers (the Newton Gang, Chicago gangsters and a corrupt postal inspector) carried out a successful heist of over two million dollars worth of cash, jewelry...
    • Recovered Mail Sacks

    • Rondout train robbery; Moran Collection;
    • Rondout, Illinois, was the site of the world’s largest train robbery on June 14, 1924. The robbers (the Newton Gang, Chicago gangsters and a corrupt postal inspector) carried out a successful heist of over two million dollars worth of cash, jewelry...
    • Willie Newton

    • Rondout train robbery; Willie Newton; Newton Gang; Moran Collection;
    • Rondout, Illinois, was the site of the world’s largest train robbery on June 14, 1924. The robbers (the Newton Gang, Chicago gangsters and a corrupt postal clerk) carried out a successful heist of over two million dollars worth of cash, jewelry and...
    • William Fahy

    • Rondout train robbery; Moran Collection;
    • Rondout, Illinois, was the site of the world’s largest train robbery on June 14, 1924. The robbers (the Newton Gang, Chicago gangsters and a corrupt postal inspector) carried out a successful heist of over two million dollars worth of cash, jewelry...
    • Profile of William Fahey

    • Rondout train robbery; Moran Collection;
    • Rondout, Illinois, was the site of the world’s largest train robbery on June 14, 1924. The robbers (the Newton Gang, Chicago gangsters and a corrupt postal inspector) carried out a successful heist of over two million dollars worth of cash, jewelry...
    • Lying in Wait

    • Rondout train robbery; Moran Collection;
    • Rondout, Illinois, was the site of the world’s largest train robbery on June 14, 1924. The robbers (the Newton Gang, Chicago gangsters and a corrupt postal inspector) carried out a successful heist of over two million dollars worth of cash, jewelry...
    • Brent Glasscock

    • Rondout train robbery; Moran Collection;
    • Rondout, Illinois, was the site of the world’s largest train robbery on June 14, 1924. The robbers (the Newton Gang, Chicago gangsters and a corrupt postal inspector) carried out a successful heist of over two million dollars worth of cash, jewelry...
    • Rondout Train Station

    • depots; train stations; interlocking towers; Moran Collection; train robberies
    • On June 14, 1924, Rondout was the victim of the largest train robbery in U.S. history. It is unknown if this 1924 photo was taken before or after the robbery occured. Over two million dollars worth of cash, jewelry and securities were stolen by...
    • Avis Glasscock

    • Rondout train robbery; Moran Collection;
    • Rondout, Illinois, was the site of the world’s largest train robbery on June 14, 1924. The robbers (the Newton Gang, Chicago gangsters and a corrupt postal inspector) carried out a successful heist of over two million dollars worth of cash, jewelry...
    • Robbery Car Recovered

    • Rondout train robbery; Moran Collection;
    • Rondout, Illinois, was the site of the world’s largest train robbery on June 14, 1924. The robbers (the Newton Gang, Chicago gangsters and a corrupt postal inspector) carried out a successful heist of over two million dollars worth of cash, jewelry...

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