1 9 6 0 – 1 9 6 1 (USA)
38 x 60 minute episodes
Luke Perry (Wayne Rogers) and Simon Kane (Robert Bray) were drivers for the Overland Stage Coach Line in the 1860s, carrying passengers back and forth from Missouri to California in the days before the expanding railroad system made their jobs obsolete.
The passengers they carried, the people they met, and the things that happened to them en route provided the stories told in this series as they encountered the usual assortment of renegade Indians, killers, robbers, flash floods, desert storms and ladies in distress.
While Luke and Simon worked well together and often risked their lives for the safety of their passengers (in whose lives they sometimes become involved), the job was hardest on Simon, a married man who had to leave his wife, Kathleen and son, Davey (Richard Eyer), for long periods of time.
Simon worried, but Kathleen was well able to care for herself and Davey when Simon was away.