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Jean Shepherd Plays Audio Recording of Civil War Locomotive: The General

The General is a famous artifact of the Civil War. A train pulled by the General was seized in 1862 by Union soldiers in Georgia, leading to a chase dramatized in the 1927 Buster Keaton silent movie "The General." Information on that episode and the subsequent history of the locomotive is readily available on the web. Jean Shepherd played this audio recording on his program on WOR, New York City, October 11, 1973
Length: 11:58

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