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Twisted Rails 1934

  Imperial Productions Filmmakers in the early days of Hollywood, found nearby railroads the perfect tableau for exciting movies.  Trains provided hefty size, motion, smoke and steam, action, and an inevitable excuse to use dynamite! 1934’s Twisted Rails follows the same … Continue reading

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Rock Island Trail 1950

Republic Pictures I discovered Rock Island Trail as I was searching for another Forrest Tucker picture.  So far I’ve not been able to find any sort of print of the 1955 film, Night Freight — but I’ll keep looking! ;p  … Continue reading

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Chattanooga Choo Choo 1984

Here’s another obscure train movie I missed when it first came out.  The story revolves around the restoration and operation of an old steam locomotive and passenger train.  Sierra Railroad #28, a Baldwin built 2-8-0 pulling a string of that … Continue reading

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