According to a diary written by Jim
Thornhill, those outlaws included Kid Curry, Sundance Kid, Camillo, and Ben Kilpatrick. They were waiting for word from Butch Cassidy
as to when the train would be hauling the biggest load. The message that came was encoded.
On July 3 of 1901, they robbed the train and raced back to
Hideaway Coulee to avoid the posse's that were looking for them. They continued past the cabin to the Missouri
River and took a raft to Grand Island where they could defend against any posse
that might track them down. In those
days there were not any dams to control the flow and the river was raging from
snow melt in the mountains. The lawmen never found them.
The outlaws waited a few weeks, then took the Outlaw Trail going south