Tag Archives: California

Murder in the Private Car 1934

Metro Goldwyn Mayer I first heard about this movie on one of my favorite blogs. The first part of the film is mostly on studio sets, but the big finish is just bursting with scenes along Southern Pacific Railroad’s Dunsmuir, … Continue reading

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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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Face of a Fugitive 1959

Columbia Pictures Fred MacMurray (as the crook Jim Larsen/alias Ray Kincaid) and Sierra Railroad #3 star in this fugitive-from-justice oater. Handcuffed to a lawman and on his way to prison via train, Larsen is sprung from captivity by his brother’s … Continue reading

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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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