Oregon Experience

Murder on the Southern Pacific

Season 9 Episode 904 | 29m 55s

"Murder on the Southern Pacific" chronicles Southern Oregon’s most infamous train holdup and examines the myths and mysteries still associated with the case. In October 1923, three brothers tried to rob the Southern Pacific "Gold Special" as it made its way over Oregon's Siskiyou Summit. Before it was over, four men would be dead and the brothers would be on the run, sparking a historic manhunt.

Aired: 05/03/15

Rating: TV-G

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Funding provided by James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Robert D. & Marcia H. Randall Fund for Lifelong Learning, Oregon Cultural Trust and Roundhouse Foundation.