Tag Archives: Southern Pacific Railroad

The Goat 1921

Metro Pictures Corporation This 23 minute silent picture stars Buster Keaton who, through a twisted case of mistaken identity, finds himself on the run from the local constabulary. About 5 minutes into this short, we get our first train scene … Continue reading

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In the Heat of the Night 1967

United Artists While not particularly obscure (it won 5 Oscars), “Heat” treats us to at least two different railroads, Gulf Mobile & Ohio (GM&O) -and- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP or MoPac). We see passenger operations, freight trains, shop facilities, depots … Continue reading

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The Perils of Pauline 1947

Paramount Pictures Actress Betty Hutton is the damsel in distress in this publicity still, tied to the railroad tracks in this post-WW2 Technicolor remake of the old 1914 Perils of Pauline silent movie serials. Posing with Hutton is Southern Pacific … Continue reading

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McLintock! 1963

United Artists Batjac Productions Wow, this movie was a LOT of fun to watch! They even made a comic book about it (ahh…watch where you’re pointing that rifle, John….). Yes sir, John Wayne (as George Washington “G.W.” McLintock) and Maureen … Continue reading

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Face of a Fugitive 1959

Columbia Pictures Fred MacMurray (as the crook Jim Larsen/alias Ray Kincaid) and Sierra Railroad #3 star in this fugitive-from-justice oater. Handcuffed to a lawman and on his way to prison via train, Larsen is sprung from captivity by his brother’s … Continue reading

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Ring of Fire 1961

  Metro Goldwyn Mayer How about an entire town surrounded by a raging forest fire with only a little Baldwin 2-6-2T tank engine and a couple SP heavyweight coaches to trundle the populace to safety? That’s what we have here … Continue reading

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The Phantom Express 1932

  Majestic Pictures Corporation A mixture of nicely-detailed train models and Southern Pacific steam power highlights this early talkie. Engineers and Fireman along the “Southwestern Pacific” railroad are freaking out because they see what appears to be an oncoming train, … Continue reading

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