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Cinerama Holiday 1955

Cinerama Productions Corp. The California Zephyr (CZ) comes to the big screen! The second Cinerama movie ever filmed, featured two married couples, the Marsh’s from the U.S. and the Troller’s from Switzerland, who “traded continents” to take a Cinerama Holiday. … Continue reading

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Locomotive Loco 1960

Hanna-Barbera Productions Not to be confused with Loco Locomotive 1961 previously reviewed, this time it’s Quick Draw McGraw and his sidekick Baba Looey (both voiced by Daws Butler) who star in this train-laced bit of minimalist HB animation. Locomotive Loco … Continue reading

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In the Heat of the Night 1967

United Artists While not particularly obscure (it won 5 Oscars), “Heat” treats us to at least two different railroads, Gulf Mobile & Ohio (GM&O) -and- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP or MoPac). We see passenger operations, freight trains, shop facilities, depots … Continue reading

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The Perils of Pauline 1947

Paramount Pictures Actress Betty Hutton is the damsel in distress in this publicity still, tied to the railroad tracks in this post-WW2 Technicolor remake of the old 1914 Perils of Pauline silent movie serials. Posing with Hutton is Southern Pacific … Continue reading

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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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