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.

Ring of Fire 1961

  Metro Goldwyn Mayer How about an entire town surrounded by a raging forest fire with only a little Baldwin 2-6-2T tank engine and a couple SP heavyweight coaches to trundle the populace to safety? That’s what we have here … Continue reading

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Loco Locomotive 1961

  Hanna-Barbera Productions A miniature railway has been installed in Jellystone Park for the tourists. Complications arise when Yogi Bear (voiced by Daws Butler) and Boo Boo (voiced by Don Messick) hitch a ride on the train, much to the … Continue reading

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Silver Streak 1976

  20th Century Fox What could be finer than a movie featuring classic GMD cab units pulling a matched set of Budd-built streamlined passenger equipment? When Amtrak balked at having its equipment used for a murder/mystery, Canada stepped in to … Continue reading

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The Block Signal 1926

  Gotham Productions A young Jean Arthur stars as the love interest in this silent picture filmed along the Santa Fe Railway in Southern California. Grace Ryan (Arthur) finds herself with two suitors – the cad Bert Steele and college … Continue reading

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Strangers on a Train 1951

  Warner Brothers Not as famous a train movie as Hitchcock’s magnificent, North by Northwest, Strangers on a Train still manages a respectable amount of railroad action and decor in its 101 minutes. Robert Walker steals the show with his … Continue reading

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Out of Scale 1951

  Walt Disney Productions RKO Radio Pictures It’s Chip and Dale versus Donald Duck in this cartoon short from the 1950’s. In the grand tradition of Walt Disney and Ward Kimball, Monsieur Duck has constructed a magnificent miniature railway empire … Continue reading

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The Professionals 1966

  Columbia Pictures This star-studded Western featured the graceful lines of Great Western Railway #75, a Baldwin-built 2-8-0, previously seen in my review of Breakhart Pass 1976. GWR #75 has a dual role, also appearing as N de M engine … Continue reading

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