Tag Archives: Official Guide of the Railways

Operation Tiger 1970

Cinema General Studios Hogan’s Heroes! One of my favorite TV shows as a kid growing up. I’m so old, I can remember watching some of them when they were first broadcast. I own the entire series (six seasons) on DVD … Continue reading

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Double Indemnity 1944

Paramount Pictures Southern Pacific Railroad and the Burbank Train Station play a key part in Billy Wilder’s classic film noir, Double Indemnity. 51 minutes into the movie, Walter (Fred MacMurray) and Phyllis (Barbara Stanwyck) hatch their plot to stage her … Continue reading

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The Flim-Flam Man 1967

20th Century Fox George C. Scott stars in a pre-Patton movie role as Mordecai Jones (the Flim-Flam Man) in this train-laced comedy filmed mostly in the state of Kentucky. Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N) provided most of the train scenes … Continue reading

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Hurricane Express 1932

¬† Mascot Pictures A 25-year-old John Wayne (as Larry Baker) stars in this 12-part serial that was whittled down to a more palatable 80 minutes for the DVD. In a nutshell, “The Wrecker” is out to cause accidents on the … Continue reading

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Twentieth Century 1934

Columbia Pictures The film’s namesake refers to New York Central Railroad’s crack express train, The 20th¬†Century Limited. Unfortunately, most of the train “action” occurs onboard (thus on a set) in a Pullman sleeper and adjacent lounge car. On the positive … Continue reading

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