Tag Archives: Virginia & Truckee

How The West Was Won 1962

Metro Goldwyn Meyer Filmed in glorious Cinerama with a 3 camera setup, this epic film was a star-studded masterpiece of the Hollywood craft. Of more importance to us, are the two steam locomotives and their accompanying rolling stock which graced … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Last Train From Gun Hill 1959

  Paramount Pictures Kirk Douglas (as Marshal Matt Morgan) and Anthony Quinn (as Craig Belden) star in this very well done western drama about a lawman seeking justice for his murdered wife. Of course, the REAL star of the show … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Carson City 1952

Warner Brothers Carson City is one of the best “building the railroad” westerns I’ve reviewed so far on this blog. And we don’t actually see any trains until 65 minutes into the picture! What sets this film apart is a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Rails into Laramie 1954

  Universal Pictures in Technicolor! It’s 1869 and there’s trouble on the K. T. & C. Railroad. Building west from Laramie, construction has come to a grinding halt as the crews have taken to strong drink and the pagan delights … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Rock Island Trail 1950

Republic Pictures I discovered Rock Island Trail as I was searching for another Forrest Tucker picture.  So far I’ve not been able to find any sort of print of the 1955 film, Night Freight — but I’ll keep looking! ;p  … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment