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.

The Titfield Thunderbolt 1953

Ealing Studios From jolly, old England comes this tale of a small village trying to prevent the closure of their much-loved railway branch line. Stanley Holloway (the local bon vivant) and Godfrey Tearle (the Bishop) lead the townsfolk as they … Continue reading

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The Thin Man Goes Home 1944

Metro Goldwyn-Mayer William Powell (Nick Charles) and Myrna Loy (Nora Charles) starred in a series of six immensely-popular “Thin Man” movies in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Number 5 in the series, “The Thin Man Goes Home”, features a train ride … Continue reading

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ALL A BIR-R-R-D 1950

Warner Brothers Tweety Bird and Sylvester Cat (voiced by Mel Blanc) star in this animated short which takes place aboard a steam-powered heavyweight train. Sylvester’s attempt to capture and eat Tweety are thwarted at every turn by the train’s conductor, … Continue reading

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The Goat 1921

Metro Pictures Corporation This 23 minute silent picture stars Buster Keaton who, through a twisted case of mistaken identity, finds himself on the run from the local constabulary. About 5 minutes into this short, we get our first train scene … Continue reading

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Uphill All the Way 1986

A Melroy Production Mel Tillis and Roy Clark star in this self-produced stinkeroo which is redeemed only by a double dose of steam locomotive pulchritude. We ARE treated to two separate train scenes: The opening features Sierra Railroad #28 (a … Continue reading

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The Palm Beach Story 1942

Paramount Studios Take a Ride on the Pennsy! Yes, it’s a Preston Sturges-directed screwball comedy from the early 1940’s and while not exactly obscure, the picture has a good hunk of onboard-the-train hijinks to keep things rolling merrily along. From … Continue reading

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Last Flag Flying 2017

Amazon Studios A surprisingly well-done movie about three Vietnam vets taking a journey by train. This poignant drama-comedy is laced with Amtrak Northeast Corridor scenes and equipment but was actually mostly filmed in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Taking place in … Continue reading

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