Carson City is one of the best “building the railroad” westerns I’ve reviewed so far on this blog. And we don’t actually see any trains until 65 minutes into the picture!
What sets this film apart is a good story throughout along with dashing Randolph Scott (playing construction troubleshooter Silent Jeff Kincaid) opposite the movie’s love interest Lucille Norman (Susan Mitchell). Add Raymond Massey (Big Jack Davis) at his villainous, champagne-soaked best to the mix, and you’ve got a winner.
Let’s watch them build and then operate the railroad from the mines at Virginia City to the state capitol at Carson City, Nevada.
Construction is complete and V&CC railroad #22 whistles off for the first trip along the line.