Tag Archives: Central Pacific Railroad

Locomotive Loco 1960

Hanna-Barbera Productions Not to be confused with Loco Locomotive 1961 previously reviewed, this time it’s Quick Draw McGraw and his sidekick Baba Looey (both voiced by Daws Butler) who star in this train-laced bit of minimalist HB animation. Locomotive Loco … Continue reading

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Nevada City 1941

Republic Pictures It’s the railroad vs. the stagecoach lines in this B Western starting Roy Rogers, his sidekick George “Gabby” Hayes and the 1873-built jewel, Virginia & Truckee 4-4-0 #18 “Dayton”. At the time, Dayton was owned by Paramount Pictures … Continue reading

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Carson City 1952

Warner Brothers Carson City is one of the best “building the railroad” westerns I’ve reviewed so far on this blog. And we don’t actually see any trains until 65 minutes into the picture! What sets this film apart is a … Continue reading

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The Iron Horse 1924

William Fox Presentation US Version 149 minutes John Ford’s epic directorial masterpiece (epic usually means over two hours in length) about the building of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States. This mostly-forgotten silent picture featured a remarkable amount … Continue reading

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