Tag Archives: Pennsylvania Railroad

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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Spy Train 1943

  Monogram Pictures Released during World War 2, Spy Train is a B picture (maybe a C picture) about those sinister German types out to blow up the local train station with a suitcase bomb. The trouble starts when the … Continue reading

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Human Desire 1954

Columbia Pictures I came across this train-laced movie on a local TV broadcast quite by accident while channel-surfing. The film stars Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame and Broderick Crawford in a steamy love triangle that spirals down into jealousy, blackmail and … Continue reading

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Special Agent 1949

Paramount Pictures Told in a semi-documentary style complete with officiously-serious narrator and accompanied by “Justice Marches On” type music, “Secret Agent” tells the tale of a train hold up, murder and subsequent tracking down of the prepetrators. This movie borrowed … Continue reading

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Train Trouble 1956

Clokey Productions, Inc. Season 1, Episode 21 I remember seeing this Gumby Claymation classic on TV reruns when my age was in single digits.  It was so cool because not only did they use actual toys, but the locomotives had … Continue reading

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The Major and the Minor 1942

Paramount Pictures Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland star in Billy Wilder’s directing debut. Fed up with life in New York City, 20-something Susan Applegate (played by Ginger Rogers), decides to head home to little Stevenson, Iowa.  Her journey begins at … Continue reading

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Broadway Limited 1941

Growing up in a Pennsy household (My Dad spent 37 years in freight sales), meant hearing about that road’s famous passenger trains and glory days.   I came across this movie years ago when looking through an old railroad movie paper … Continue reading

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