Jefferson Exchange | October 10, 2013
10:35 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Tragedy At Tunnel 13 Revisited

Scott Mangold recounts the attempted train robbery that turned into a quadruple murder in 1923.

It can't really be called "the last great train robbery," because it was a failure as a robbery. 

Credit History Press West

But the DeAutremont brothers (Ray, Roy and Hugh) made history when they stopped a Southern Pacific passenger train in the Siskiyou Mountains and killed four crews members back in 1923. 

Railroad historian Scott Mangold uses previously unavailable materials in his retelling of the murders and the long manhunt that followed in his book Tragedy at Southern Oregon Tunnel 13.

 

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