Tag Archives: California

Rails and Ties 2007

  Warner Brothers The Fillmore and Western Railway (FWRY) in Ventura County, California has starred in hundreds of motion pictures and television ads. Just one of the movies filmed here is 2007’s Rails and Ties starring Kevin Bacon. The movie … Continue reading

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Bedloe’s Successor 1965

  Filmways Television Columbia Broadcasting System My all-time favorite railroad-themed TV show was/is Petticoat Junction. While not a movie per se, P.J. is old enough to be ancient history to a lot of people. Color finally arrived with the third … Continue reading

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The Cimarron Kid 1952

  Universal Pictures                             It’s a shoot out at the Sierra Railroad roundhouse! Audie Murphy (Bill Doolin / The Cimarron Kid) stars in this Technicolor Western alongside three … Continue reading

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The Block Signal 1926

  Gotham Productions A young Jean Arthur stars as the love interest in this silent picture filmed along the Santa Fe Railway in Southern California. Grace Ryan (Arthur) finds herself with two suitors – the cad Bert Steele and college … Continue reading

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Girl Shy 1924

A Pathe Picture Whilst digging through my Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection (see my previous review of Now or Never 1921), I found another train-related silent in 1924’s Girl Shy. Not only is a steam train journey involved, but a key … Continue reading

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Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day 1996

  Stark Productions / Antarctic Pictures Train Hype!  Hey, someone actually made an “Indie” film about a short line railroad! “Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day” even won some sort of award at the Sundance Film Festival.  The movies’ … Continue reading

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Go West 1940

Produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Go West! – One of the lesser-known Marx Brothers movies, featured a spectacular fifteen minute train chase to end the picture – filmed along the Sierra Railroad in California. The Marx Brothers took their vaudeville act to the Old West with … Continue reading

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