Tag Archives: Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad

Bite The Bullet 1975

  Columbia Pictures Gene Hackman and Candice Bergen star in this 700 mile horse race loosely-based on an actual event in the early part of the 20th century. Of more interest to us is the extensive use of the newly-created … Continue reading

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The Good Guys and the Bad Guys 1969

  Warner Brothers The Good Guys and the Bad Guys!  Leave it to Warners to come up with a star-studded, Comedy-Western featuring gorgeous New Mexico scenery along the D&RGW narrow gauge! Two aging, washed up characters – one a lawman … Continue reading

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Eccentric Engineer 1976

  Universal Television / NBC The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer was an episode during NBC’s one season of the Ellery Queen television show from 1975-1976. Making a cameo (he gets bumped off right away) is Ed McMahon as Lamont … Continue reading

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Breakheart Pass 1976

  Metro Goldwyn Mayer Great Western Railway #75 stars in this mid-1970’s thriller filmed along the spectacular Camas Prairie Railroad in Idaho. With the story taking place in Utah, GWR #75 and equipment are painted up for the fictitious Wasatch … Continue reading

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Night Passage 1957

Universal Studios Technicolor “Filmed in Technirama” (c) James Stewart stars in this sprawling, earth-toned Western.  In yet another “building the railroad” picture of the 1950’s, Stewart gets to show off his accordian-playing skills (he really could play), although it was … Continue reading

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The Great K&A Train Robbery 1926

William Fox Pictures I first saw scenes from this movie long ago whilst watching a railroads-in-movies anthology on TV.  This silent gem had all its exterior shots “Photographed in the Royal Gorge of Colorado, U.S.A.” We never do find out … Continue reading

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Denver and Rio Grande 1952

  Paramount Pictures/Nat Holt Productions It doesn’t get any better than narrow gauge steam in the mountains for the serious railfan.  This movie is loaded with colorful railroad action culminating in a spectacular head-on collision of two trains. Filmed mainly on the … Continue reading

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