Wagon Train         
NBC/ABC Network        
1957 - 1965        
60/90 Minutes

The story of the people who traveled west by wagon train from St. Joseph,
Missouri to California in the days following the Civil War.
These hopeful pioneers faced all sorts of trials and tribulations along the trail,
including rough terrain, hostile Indians, bandits, torrential rain, blinding blizzards
and dwindling supplies. But through it all, the wagon train always arrived at it
destination with the help of a hardy wagon train crew.
The employees of the wagon train were:
  • Ward Bond as Wagonmaster Major Seth Adams who shouted his signature
    catchphrase "Wagoooons HO!"
  • John McIntire as Wagonmaster Christopher Hale (who replaced Major Seth
  • Terry Wilson as Bill Hawks, assistant Wagonmaster
  • Robert Horton as Flint McCullough, frontier scout who rode ahead of the
    wagon train scouting the frontier for hazards and possible places the wagon
    train could stay for the night. When Flint left the services of the wagon train,
    he was replaced by Duke Shannon and Cooper Smith.
  • Scott (Denny) Miller as Duke Shannon, frontier scout
  • Robert Fuller as Cooper Smith, frontier scout
  • Frank McGrath as Charlie Wooster, the trail cook  
  • Michael Burns as Barnaby West, a tagalong 13-year-old orphan heading
    west who was found along the trail.
                  Theme Song Lyrics

"Roll On Wagon Train"
Music by Sammy Fain,
and lyrics by Jack Brooks,

Roll along Wagon Train.

Rollin over prairie where there ain’t no grass,
Rollin over mountain where there ain’t no pass.
Sittin on a board eye in the weather,
Prayin to the Lord we stay together
Side by side on the Wagon Train.
Wagon Train, roll along.

Pickin up a passenger in every town,
Wonderin if he’s ever gonna shoot you down.
Lookin for a pal, ain’t it a pity,
Lookin for a gal, needn’t be pretty
If she’ll ride on the Wagon Train.
Wagons ho!

Gotta keep em on the run.
Time to go! And follow the sun.
Roll along Wagon Train.

Never had a cabin near a general store,
Only had a wagon and a forty four.
Sittin on a board. Eyein the weather
Prayin' to the Lord we stay together