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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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Porky’s Railroad 1937

  Warner Brothers This cartoon short came from the talented animators at “Termite Terrace” on the Warner Brothers lot back in the 1930s. My reviewed version came from Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 4, Disk 2. Porky Pig (voiced here by … Continue reading

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The Railway Children 1970

  EMI Film Productions Limited I had a heck of a time finding a DVD of this classic tale from jolly old England. The obscure part is, I somehow never saw this movie when it came out, even though we … Continue reading

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The Phantom Express 1932

  Majestic Pictures Corporation A mixture of nicely-detailed train models and Southern Pacific steam power highlights this early talkie. Engineers and Fireman along the “Southwestern Pacific” railroad are freaking out because they see what appears to be an oncoming train, … Continue reading

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Bite The Bullet 1975

  Columbia Pictures Gene Hackman and Candice Bergen star in this 700 mile horse race loosely-based on an actual event in the early part of the 20th century. Of more interest to us is the extensive use of the newly-created … Continue reading

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