Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts, and Rocky Mountains.
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Complete series cast summary:
Frank McGrath ...  Charlie Wooster 271 episodes, 1957-1965
Terry Wilson ...  Bill Hawks 266 episodes, 1957-1965
Robert Horton ...  Flint McCullough 189 episodes, 1957-1962
John McIntire ...  Christopher Hale / ... 152 episodes, 1959-1965
Ward Bond ...  Major Seth Adams 134 episodes, 1957-1961


Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts, and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, but good-at-heart Major Seth Adams, backed up by his competent frontier scout, Flint McCullough. After Adams and McCullough, the wagon train was led by the avuncular Christopher Hale, along with new scouts Duke Shannon and Cooper Smith. Many stories featured the trustworthy Assistant Wagonmaster Bill Hawks, grizzled old cook Charlie Wooster, and a young orphan, Barnaby West. Written by Doug Sederberg <>

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Both Ward Bond and the man who replaced him, John McIntire were in movies directed by John Ford. See more »


Often, when people are aboard the wagons conversing, the back projection of the scenery passing appears to have been shot at thirty miles per hour or more, which would be a velocity rarely approached by a covered wagon. See more »


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Wagon Train
Written by Henri Rene and Bob Russell
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Ever wished for a western movie running for a day, here it is..
19 December 2012 | by v-k-subramaniSee all my reviews

Whenever i watch any western movie, i wish for long running time even thought it is only a wagon running or horse riding or coach journey. and i like the old days Western movie production, new one are not up to the mark. I didn't know about Wagon Train TV serial before, i accidentally watched Wagon Master, i impressed with the story and wagon master characters, so started searching something related, guess what i got "Wagon Train", i am watching it like a treasure map.

Each episode is beauty, as of now i am in season 1 episode 7. Brilliant. I can say this is one of the best TV serials i watched so far.

And also surprisingly in parallel i am also watching, Andromeda, Game of Thrones and Rome all are related to different periods.. cool.. i love this life. :) Thanks Youtube for Wagon Train complete episodes.

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Release Date:

18 September 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seth Adams Trailmaster See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Sherwood, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


(252 episodes) (season-1-6 and 8) | (32 episodes) (season 7)

Sound Mix:



Black and White (Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8)| Color (Season 5)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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