Tag Archives: Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad

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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Runaway 1973

Universal Studios produced this picture for ABC Television as their September 29th 1973 Movie-of-the-Week. I saw this movie on ABC TV when it first aired in 1973.  The plot is a passenger trainload of skiers has lost its air brakes … Continue reading

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