Tag Archives: Western movie

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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Night Passage 1957

Universal Studios Technicolor “Filmed in Technirama” (c) James Stewart stars in this sprawling, earth-toned Western.  In yet another “building the railroad” picture of the 1950’s, Stewart gets to show off his accordian-playing skills (he really could play), although it was … 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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The Great K&A Train Robbery 1926

William Fox Pictures I first saw scenes from this movie long ago whilst watching a railroads-in-movies anthology on TV.  This silent gem had all its exterior shots “Photographed in the Royal Gorge of Colorado, U.S.A.” We never do find out … Continue reading

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Dodge City 1939

A Warner Brothers Picture in glorious Technicolor! Wrapped around this classic Errol Flynn western are some spectacular train scenes.  The movie opens with a Santa Fe (AT&SF) steam-powered passenger train’s race with the rival stagecoach.  Sierra Railroad 2-8-0 #18 poses … Continue reading

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