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 locomotive used to depict The General in the film (Baltimore and Ohio #25 William Mason) was built around the same time as The General, and had been in service during the Civil War. This is also the same locomotive used as The Wanderer in Wild Wild West
(1999). See more
In the long shot of the Texas running in reverse toward the tunnel, it is obvious by the unnaturally quick movements of the crew that the film has been sped up. See more
[narrating, about William Campbell
My companion was the giant Bill Campbell. And as I came to know him, I felt a growing concern over his quick and violent temper. One such powder keg could blow our whole expedition sky-high.
Version of Railroad Raiders of '62
Tenting On The Old Camp Ground
Written by Walter Kittredge
Performed by Fess Parker
and cast See more