Tag Archives: Sierra Railroad

Bedloe’s Successor 1965

  Filmways Television Columbia Broadcasting System My all-time favorite railroad-themed TV show was/is Petticoat Junction. While not a movie per se, P.J. is old enough to be ancient history to a lot of people. Color finally arrived with the third … Continue reading

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The Cimarron Kid 1952

  Universal Pictures                             It’s a shoot out at the Sierra Railroad roundhouse! Audie Murphy (Bill Doolin / The Cimarron Kid) stars in this Technicolor Western alongside three … Continue reading

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Man of the West 1958

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Cooper Dooper! Gary Cooper stars as Link Jones in this CinemaScope oater as a reformed outlaw heading to the big city to hire a school marm for his small town. His checkered past nearly catches up with him at Crosscut, … Continue reading

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Wyoming Mail 1950

  Universal Pictures Stephen McNally (as Steve Davis) and Alexis Smith (as Mary Williams) star in this “tribute” to the beginnings of the Railway Post Office (or RPO). The Union Pacific Railroad is having trouble out in Wyoming with bandits … 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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Kansas Pacific 1953

Walter Wanger Productions / Allied Artists Pictures Explosions!  Dynamite!  Cannon Fire!  Cannon Fire?  Kansas Pacific 1953 has it all in glorious Cinecolor.  An action-packed, pre-Civil War western staring Sterling Hayden as the two-fisted Captain John Nelson.  Brought in to restore … Continue reading

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Go West 1940

Produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Go West! – One of the lesser-known Marx Brothers movies, featured a spectacular fifteen minute train chase to end the picture – filmed along the Sierra Railroad in California. The Marx Brothers took their vaudeville act to the Old West with … Continue reading

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