This is based on a true story. During the Civil War, a Union spy, Andrews, is asked to lead a band of Union soldiers into the South so that they could destroy the railway system. However, things don't go as planned when the conductor of the train that they stole is on to them and is doing everything he can to stop them. Written by
A true-life spy story of ultimate suspense. High speed and inconceivable bravery!
Did You Know?
The real General, the locomotive stolen in the movie, is on display in Kennesaw, Georgia, at the Kennesaw Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. See more
The engine representing the Texas is of 1870s vintage and is equipped with a Westinghouse air brake, which was not invented until 1872 and not in common use until the 1880s. See more
[the train is about to pull into Big Shanty
James J. Andrews
Have a good breakfast, Mr. Fuller. And don't you worry about any deserters, I'll *take care* of your train.
Version of Railroad Raiders of '62
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Performed by Fess Parker
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