Tag Archives: Santa Fe Railway

Holiday Affair 1949

  R.K.O. Radio Pictures I first heard about this movie…from a magazine! As a long-time subscriber to Classic Toy Trains magazine, I was delighted when my December 2016 issue featured a film which used a Lionel train set as a … 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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Red Signals 1927

Sterling Pictures Filmed on the Santa Fe Railway in and around Los Angeles in the late 1920s, Red Signals is a silent, but fast-moving look at railroad operations during the early steam era.  Packed with action, this film showcases wooden … Continue reading

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Tricky Train 1964

Clokey Productions, Inc. Season 2, Episode 65 The 1960’s saw additional Gumby claymation cartoons being produced.  Similar to 1956’s Train Trouble (previously reviewed HERE on my blog), Tricky Train found Gumby receiving a half dozen crates each containing a piece … Continue reading

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Santa Fe 1951

Columbia Pictures Randolph Scott stars in this 1951 Columbia Pictures western about the construction of the Santa Fe Railway from Atchison, Kansas through Topeka (naturally) to Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Filmed in Technicolor, this flick features California and Arizona shooting … Continue reading

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The Harvey Girls 1946

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer MGM’s splashy Technicolor musical tells the story of Fred Harvey and his famous waitresses who helped “tame the west” along the Santa Fe Railway. Judy Garland (Susan Bradley) stars as the plucky gal-who-came-West-to-marry. After discovering her intended is a … Continue reading

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3 For Bedroom C 1952

Warner Brothers Pictures In her first movie since “Sunset Boulevard” (Maaaxxx!!), Gloria Swanson stars alongside the recently re-equipped 1951 edition of Santa Fe Railway’s Super Chief passenger train. The Santa Fe loaned Warner Brothers some of their new passenger cars … Continue reading

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