Jesse James is a notorious outlaw who was known as a bank robber, but also was one of the few bandits who held up a moving train. After they knew the train schedule, James and his gang loosened a section of track. As the train went around a blind curve, the thieves used a rope to dislodge the track, causing it to go into a ditch. They boarded the train cars and looked for a safe. They believed it would contain a large amount of gold, but upon opening it, they found only $2,000.