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
Andrews did escape the jail but was recaptured the next day. See more
[as the raiders are climbing into the boxcar, Andrews notices that a Confederate soldier is watching them
James J. Andrews
Come on, boys. When it's orders from Beauregard, we can't keep the General waiting.
[Confederate soldier walks away
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Performed by Fess Parker
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