Tag Archives: Virginia & Truckee

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

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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

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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

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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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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

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The Great Locomotive Chase 1956

Walt Disney Productions Based on the true story of the famous Andrews Raid during the American Civil War, Fess Parker and Jeff Hunter star in Disney’s colorful adaptation using authentic Civil War era equipment borrowed from the B&O Museum in … Continue reading

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Whispering Smith 1948

Paramount Pictures In my continual search for obscure train movies, I came across Whispering Smith from 1948.  I was able to obtain a good Technicolor print from the Universal DVD collection.  It turned out to be sort of Paramount’s rendition … Continue reading

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