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McLintock! 1963

United Artists Batjac Productions Wow, this movie was a LOT of fun to watch! They even made a comic book about it (ahh…watch where you’re pointing that rifle, John….). Yes sir, John Wayne (as George Washington “G.W.” McLintock) and Maureen … Continue reading

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Hare Trigger 1945

Warner Brothers It’s Bugs Bunny and the first appearance of Yosemite Sam — filmed entirely onboard a train in this cartoon short from the golden days of “Termite Terrace”. The details are outstanding with lots of Old West cliches: A … Continue reading

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The Flim-Flam Man 1967

20th Century Fox George C. Scott stars in a pre-Patton movie role as Mordecai Jones (the Flim-Flam Man) in this train-laced comedy filmed mostly in the state of Kentucky. Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N) provided most of the train scenes … Continue reading

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Nevada City 1941

Republic Pictures It’s the railroad vs. the stagecoach lines in this B Western starting Roy Rogers, his sidekick George “Gabby” Hayes and the 1873-built jewel, Virginia & Truckee 4-4-0 #18 “Dayton”. At the time, Dayton was owned by Paramount Pictures … Continue reading

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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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