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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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The Sheepman 1958

Metro Goldwin Mayer Glenn Ford (as Jason Sweet) and Shirley MacLaine (as Dell Payton) star in this off-beat Western alongside Virginia & Truckee #11, The Reno. Mostly filmed on the MGM back lot, “Sheep” (Baaaa!) is the tale of newcomer Jason Sweet … Continue reading

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The Thin Man Goes Home 1944

Metro Goldwyn-Mayer William Powell (Nick Charles) and Myrna Loy (Nora Charles) starred in a series of six immensely-popular “Thin Man” movies in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Number 5 in the series, “The Thin Man Goes Home”, features a train ride … Continue reading

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Mrs O’Malley and Mr Malone 1950

  Metro-Goldwyn Mayer It was intended to be the first movie of a comedic series starring James Whitmore (John J. Malone) and Marjorie Main (Hattie O’Malley). MGM even whomped up a nice little musical ditty played in the opening credits. … Continue reading

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Ring of Fire 1961

  Metro Goldwyn Mayer How about an entire town surrounded by a raging forest fire with only a little Baldwin 2-6-2T tank engine and a couple SP heavyweight coaches to trundle the populace to safety? That’s what we have here … Continue reading

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How The West Was Won 1962

Metro Goldwyn Meyer Filmed in glorious Cinerama with a 3 camera setup, this epic film was a star-studded masterpiece of the Hollywood craft. Of more importance to us, are the two steam locomotives and their accompanying rolling stock which graced … 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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