Author Archives: Lindsay Korst

About Lindsay Korst

Webmaster, Blogmaster, Ferroequinologist - Lindsay Korst works for a nationwide home improvement center after a 20+ year career supporting computer users. A resident of the Seattle area since 1976, he has had a life-long interest in railroads, particularly those in the Pacific Northwest. He is an enthusiastic participant in the Great Northern Railway Historical Society. He and his wife reside in Redmond, Washington.

More Obscure Train Movies

Greetings Obscure Train Movies blog followers!  As of January 2020, I have reached the effective limit (140+ movies) that I can post here on O.T.M.  As a result, I have started a new blog entitled, More Obscure Train Movies. As … Continue reading

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White Christmas 1954

Paramount Pictures I first heard about White Christmas 1954 whilst watching another holiday movie, Christmas Vacation 1989. No trains in that one, but I was intrigued by one of Chevy Chase’s rants about “Bing Crosby tap-dancing with Danny f—ing Kaye”. … Continue reading

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Casey Jones Night Mail 1957

Screen Gems Television Update 12-25-2019:  Thanks to readers Daniel & Matthew (see their comments below) who have helped identify Oahu Railway and Land Company #85 as the locomotive used for many of the shots in this movie.  You can read … Continue reading

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The Lady Vanishes 1979

The Rank Organisation Oh, that white dress. Cybill Shepherd (Amanda) stars in this 1979 remake of Hitchcock’s classic 1938 movie. Filmmakers freshened the plot with a hearty dose of steam engine-powered runbys through Austria’s spectacular scenery. Cybill/Amanda is a brash, … Continue reading

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Murder in the Private Car 1934

Metro Goldwyn Mayer I first heard about this movie on one of my favorite blogs. The first part of the film is mostly on studio sets, but the big finish is just bursting with scenes along Southern Pacific Railroad’s Dunsmuir, … Continue reading

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Operation Tiger 1970

Cinema General Studios Hogan’s Heroes! One of my favorite TV shows as a kid growing up. I’m so old, I can remember watching some of them when they were first broadcast. I own the entire series (six seasons) on DVD … Continue reading

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Double Indemnity 1944

Paramount Pictures Southern Pacific Railroad and the Burbank Train Station play a key part in Billy Wilder’s classic film noir, Double Indemnity. 51 minutes into the movie, Walter (Fred MacMurray) and Phyllis (Barbara Stanwyck) hatch their plot to stage her … Continue reading

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