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!
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Filmed on the Tallulah Falls Railway, which went defunct in the early 1960s. See more
William Campbell in reality was a civilian not a soldier. See more
[Narrating about James J. Andrews
James J. Andrews was a man of mystery as befitted his location. Though in reality a Union Spy, he was trusted throughout the South as a blockade runner. It was typical that even now as he neared our lines he was riding a horse he had borrowed from the Confederates.
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Performed by Fess Parker
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