Tag Archives: Baldwin Locomotive Works

Iron Will 1994

  Walt Disney Pictures No less than three of my readers recommended this movie to me. Indeed, it is a train-laced adventure throughout and much deserving of the title, “Obscure Train Movie” as I had never heard of it before! … Continue reading

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Posse 1975

  Paramount Pictures Kirk Douglas (Howard Nightingale) and Bruce Dern (Jack Strawhorn) star in this off-beat Western from the cynical seventies. Outshining both of them is Virginia & Truckee 4-4-0 #11 (The Reno), built by Baldwin in 1872, and leading … Continue reading

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Sinister Journey 1948

  United Artists Hopalong Cassidy (played by William Boyd) stars alongside the Southern Pacific Railway’s isolated 3-foot narrow gauge operation in the Owens Valley of California. This 59 minute Western featured the talents of SP 4-6-0 #8, built by Baldwin … Continue reading

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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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