The Collins Gang robbed an express car, obtaining $60,000 in 20-dollar gold pieces. They weren't know that well but still caused a bunch of trouble. Once he was specifying the train he intended to rob which put special guards onto the train.
Probably the best know railroad crime was done on June 2 1899 by the Wild Bunch. They forced the Union Pacific Overland Limited crew to uncouple the express car and remove it some distance from the passenger cars.
Theft losses from rail shipments in 1974 amounted to $15.2 million and in 1975 rose to $20.7 million. Thousands of dollars of luggage is stolen or lost every day. Cargo crime is often reduced after the railroad police have helped the shipper analyze his transportation.
Local law enforcement agencies and railroad police in most areas have a close working relationship. In this scene, two Union Pacific special agents discuss a mutual problem with a Kansas City, Mo., patrolman.