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Trading Places 1983

  Paramount Pictures While not generally thought of as a train movie, Trading Places uses an Amtrak journey along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) from Washington D.C. to New York City as a key plot device. Even though most of the … Continue reading

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Train 406 – 1958

The National Film Board of Canada Train 406 is the story of a Toronto to Halifax freight train on Canadian National Railways in the late 1950’s. We get a good glimpse of CNR operations and the people responsible for making it … Continue reading

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Scalplock 1966

  ABC Television / Screen Gems Scalplock was the pilot movie for the television series, “Iron Horse” which begat 47 episodes over two seasons on ABC from 1966 to 1968. The film starred Dale Robertson (as Benjamin Calhoun) who wins … Continue reading

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Train Master 2008

  Moving Pictures / Phil Bransom Productions Filmed entirely in the State of Oregon, Train Master gives us a look at three different railroad operations. First is the Portland & Western Railroad; Second is the Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club; … Continue reading

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The 49th Parallel 1941

Ortus Films / General Film Distributors Ltd. This star-studded British propaganda movie filmed at the start of World War 2, features steam trains as well as Canada’s magnificent scenery. The picture was a gentle nudge to Americans (not yet in … Continue reading

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Dynamite Denny 1932

  Mayfair Pictures Corporation Jay Wilsey stars as locomotive engineer “Dynamite” Denny in this early talkie found in the dregs of the Amazon discount bin. Despite his moniker, not much dynamite in this picture (nothing got blown up), but we … Continue reading

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Duel in the Sun 1946

  The Selznick Studio The star-studded movie, Duel in the Sun, was David O. Selznick’s attempt to re-capture his Gone With The Wind success. Of more interest to rail buffs, Duel featured three separate train scenes using two different steam … Continue reading

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