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The Christmas Train 2017

The Hallmark Channel Season’s Greetings! What could be more appropriate for December 2018 than a review of the recent movie, The Christmas Train? Most of the train scenes (exteriors, anyway) were filmed in British Columbia (WCRA museum Squamish and the … Continue reading

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Face of a Fugitive 1959

Columbia Pictures Fred MacMurray (as the crook Jim Larsen/alias Ray Kincaid) and Sierra Railroad #3 star in this fugitive-from-justice oater. Handcuffed to a lawman and on his way to prison via train, Larsen is sprung from captivity by his brother’s … Continue reading

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The Road to Bali 1952

  Paramount Pictures Bing Crosby and Bob Hope made a whole series of “Road” movies (seven, to be exact) and Road to Bali (#6) was the only one of the bunch in Technicolor. Although the train quotient is pretty low, … Continue reading

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Festival Express 2003

  Apollo Films Way back in the summer of 1970, a bunch of filthy, dirty hippies…er, I mean MUSICIANS, traveled across Canada by train in what became known as the Festival Express. 33 years later, film of that journey surfaced … Continue reading

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Rails and Ties 2007

  Warner Brothers The Fillmore and Western Railway (FWRY) in Ventura County, California has starred in hundreds of motion pictures and television ads. Just one of the movies filmed here is 2007’s Rails and Ties starring Kevin Bacon. The movie … Continue reading

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Mrs O’Malley and Mr Malone 1950

  Metro-Goldwyn Mayer It was intended to be the first movie of a comedic series starring James Whitmore (John J. Malone) and Marjorie Main (Hattie O’Malley). MGM even whomped up a nice little musical ditty played in the opening credits. … Continue reading

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Bedloe’s Successor 1965

  Filmways Television Columbia Broadcasting System My all-time favorite railroad-themed TV show was/is Petticoat Junction. While not a movie per se, P.J. is old enough to be ancient history to a lot of people. Color finally arrived with the third … Continue reading

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