Tag Archives: Steam Locomotive

The 49th Parallel 1941

Ortus Films / General Film Distributors Ltd. This star-studded British propaganda movie filmed at the start of World War 2, features steam trains as well as Canada’s magnificent scenery. The picture was a gentle nudge to Americans (not yet in … Continue reading

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Dynamite Denny 1932

  Mayfair Pictures Corporation Jay Wilsey stars as locomotive engineer “Dynamite” Denny in this early talkie found in the dregs of the Amazon discount bin. Despite his moniker, not much dynamite in this picture (nothing got blown up), but we … Continue reading

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Duel in the Sun 1946

  The Selznick Studio The star-studded movie, Duel in the Sun, was David O. Selznick’s attempt to re-capture his Gone With The Wind success. Of more interest to rail buffs, Duel featured three separate train scenes using two different steam … Continue reading

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Girl Shy 1924

A Pathe Picture Whilst digging through my Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection (see my previous review of Now or Never 1921), I found another train-related silent in 1924’s Girl Shy. Not only is a steam train journey involved, but a key … Continue reading

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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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