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
The General and Texas feature cowcatchers with vertical wooden slats rather than those with horizontal strap iron ones which the railroad used exclusively until the 1870s. See more
[the raiders see Andrews successfully talking some repairmen into giving their tools to them
I don't see why we have to take the South: if Andrews *asked* for it, they'd *give* it to him!
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Performed by Fess Parker
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