Highway Patrol: Season 4, Episode 8

Train Robbery (24 Nov. 1958)

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Two men plan to cause a train wreck as part of a plot to steal $750,000 in government currency.



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Episode cast overview:
William Boyett ...
Mary Newton ...
Betty Fisher
Brad Trumbull ...
Robert Roark ...
Mike - Train Dispatcher
Frances O'Farrell ...
HP Dispatcher
Art Gilmore ...
Narrator (voice)


Two criminals (Lou and Wes) take over Betty Fisher's small rural railway station at gunpoint. They matter-of-factly tell her that they plan to use her station's track switch to cause the crash of a high speed train carrying $750,000 in government currency. They gleefully advise Betty that they will be able to steal the currency and escape in the confusion caused by the injuries and deaths resulting from the crash. The terrified woman maintains sufficient presence of mind to leave her communications microphone open so that Dan Mathews and Sergeant Williams are able to learn of her plight and of the need to redirect the train. They reach the station with only minutes to spare and are able to shoot Wes when he tries to force his way out. However, Dan must take drastic action when Lou tries to take Betty as a hostage. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama




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24 November 1958 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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$750,000 in 1958 had the same purchasing power as $5,560,000 in 2009. See more »


The train dispatcher tells Matthews the road to the way station past town is rough, yet Matthews is shown driving on paved roads in good condition well outside of town. See more »


(Narrator): Carrying $750,000 in payroll currency, a speeding train roars through the lonely countryside. Less than 45 minutes away, two men wait for that train. And they wait with a deadly plan!
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