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?
Only 13 pieces of equipment were actually used: two full-sized locomotives, one yard engine, three passenger cars, two iron boxcars and five wooden boxcars that were built specifically to be destroyed in the film. The various pieces of equipment bore different numbers on different trains throughout the movie. See more
The switches shown are of the point blade variety which were not used before the 1880's. Thw switches on the Western & Atlantic would have been stub switches in 1862. 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.
Tenting On The Old Camp Ground
Written by Walter Kittredge
Performed by Fess Parker
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