Tag Archives: The Milwaukee Road

Double Indemnity 1944

Paramount Pictures Southern Pacific Railroad and the Burbank Train Station play a key part in Billy Wilder’s classic film noir, Double Indemnity. 51 minutes into the movie, Walter (Fred MacMurray) and Phyllis (Barbara Stanwyck) hatch their plot to stage her … Continue reading

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Continental Divide 1981

Universal Pictures John Belushi’s penultimate (fancy word for “second-to-last”) movie featured a kaleidoscope of early Amtrak era equipment. Reporter Ernie Souchak (Belushi) is chasing his love interest Nell Porter (played by Blair Brown) cross country as they journey from Chicago … Continue reading

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Danger Lights 1930

RKO Radio Pictures This action/melodrama was filmed partially on location in Montana and Chicago along the CMStP&P Railroad (The Milwaukee Road).  The movie opens with a spectacular avalanche in front of a freight train.  Word soon reaches the division point … Continue reading

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