Tag Archives: Steam Locomotive

The Lone Wolf Takes A Chance 1941

  Columbia Pictures Yet another case of sleeplessness (maybe I should mention this to my doctor), led me to discover The Lone Wolf Takes A Chance (1941) in the wee, small hours of the morning. This film is the 5th … Continue reading

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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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Snow 1963

  British Transport Films Whilst nosing through yet another online list of train movies, I came across this short film from Great Britain. Snow (1963) documents British Railways’ struggle coping with the Big Freeze of 1963. Even though I don’t … Continue reading

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Boxcar Bertha 1972

  American International Pictures I first heard about Boxcar Bertha many years ago as I was paging through my book, “The Movie Railroads” (1981) by Larry Jensen. As I’ve never been much of a Barbara Hershey or David Carradine fan, … 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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Reach For The Sky Pardner 1966

Warner Brothers I can’t resist including a television episode of F-Troop on my movie blog. This color episode from season two is chock full of old movie clips of a wood-burning steam engine and train. Opening scenes show a 4-4-0 … Continue reading

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Sunset in the West 1950

Republic Pictures A case of insomnia at 2am led to me finding this train movie while channel-surfing around. The star Roy Rogers was almost synonymous with the B western movie so popular in the 1940’s and 50’s.  At just over … Continue reading

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