Tag Archives: Rock Island Railroad

Continental Divide 1981

Universal Pictures John Belushi’s penultimate (fancy word for “second-to-last”) movie featured a kaleidoscope of early Amtrak era equipment. Reporter Ernie Souchak (Belushi) is chasing his love interest Nell Porter (played by Blair Brown) cross country as they journey from Chicago … Continue reading

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Rock Island Trail 1950

Republic Pictures I discovered Rock Island Trail as I was searching for another Forrest Tucker picture.  So far I’ve not been able to find any sort of print of the 1955 film, Night Freight — but I’ll keep looking! ;p  … Continue reading

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Without Reservations 1946

RKO Radio Pictures Without Reservations is a light-hearted, post-World War 2, cross-country journey from New York to Hollywood with the first 43 minutes of the picture taking place on various crowded passenger trains.  Claudette Colbert (as Christopher “Kit” Madden) is … 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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