Re: Tunnel Hill?
- Rebel Rob, Compliments
Yes the Great Train chase is more than intrigueging. I was unaware
of where the old units were layed to rest, so to speak. Took
the "Trace" from Tuepelo to Jackson once, on the way to Vicksburg,
but have as yet to go east from there. Some Day!!!
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>involved the train that was called "The
> "henry.moon" <bullrun1@...> wrote: Is this the incident that
> General"? Or am I thinking of another event?2-part Disney Show back in the 1950's IIRC. Fess Parker (who was
> Yes this is the incident you are thinking of.
> Like Steve the first time I also heard anything about this was a
best known as Davy Crocket) played the roll of James Andrews.
Needless to say, being a big Davy Crocket/Fess Parker fan, I was
rooting for the 'Engine Thieves'. I thought it was just a very
interesting, fictional story.
>States, I was quite amazed to find out it was a true story. Since
> Surprise! Surprise! When I started studying the War Between The
it was based on Pittenger's book, no wonder it was so anti-
Confederate. Never did I ever expect to be living so close to where
it happened and both the General and the Texas. (I live just
outside of Atlanta going up I-85 towards SC.)
>referring to 'The Great Locomotive Chase' there was also the 'Yonah'
> While most people just automatically think of the 'General' when
(From Cooper's Ironworks in Etowah, GA) until stopped by a break in
the line between Kingston and Addairsville; the 'Texas' which was
run backwards from Addairsville until the end of the chase. Plus
Captain William A. Fuller (conductor of the train pulled by
the 'General') chased the 'General on foot and by hand cars/push
cars. He simply refused to call it quits!
>(Marietta/Kennesaw) GA and the last I knew the 'Texas' was housed in
> The 'General' today is in the museum at Big Shanty
the lobby of the Atlanta Cyclorama in Grant's Park (and NO, it is
not named after THAT Grant!!) in Atlanta, GA. They make a very
nice 'side trip' if y'all come to the Kennesaw Battlefield Park.
There is also an historical marker at the corner of 3rd and Juniper
in Atlanta indicating the (approx.) spot where Andrews was hung.
>Craig Angle. Mr. Angle also includes quotes from Fuller, Murphy as
> An excellent book, IMHO, is 'The Great Locomotive Chase' by
well as other engineers and stationmasters besides the ones from the
Raiders themselves (Pittenger, Dorsey, Wilson, etc.) and includes
over 100 photographs. I do not have any connection to either the
book or the author. But I do feel it is fairly well balanced.
>and save big.
> Deo Vendice
> Rebel Rob
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