Featured Railroad Movies

FEATURE RAILROAD MOVIES (1911-1940) (American Film Institute Catalog)

  • Railroad Accidents - 4

  • Railroad Agents - 2

  • Railroad Brakemen - 5

  • Railroad Companies - 17

  • Railroad Conductors - 1

  • Railroad Detectives - 10

  • Railroad Dispatchers - 1

  • Railroad Engineers - 35

  • Railroad Firemen - 5

  • Railroad Foremen - 1

  • Railroad Land Grants - 1

  • Railroad Magnates - 50

  • Railroad Stations - 18

  • Railroad Superintendents - 4

  • Railroad Ticket Agents - 3

  • Rialroad Wrecking Crews - 1

  • Railroad Workers - 15

  • Railroads - 183

  • Railway Mail Clerks - 1

MOVIE LIST

  • The Block Signal (1926)

  • Canonball Express (1932)

  • Casey Jones (1927)

  • Crossed Signals (1926)

  • Danger Lights (Pre WW II)

  • Dixie Flyer (1926)

  • The Down Grade (1927)

  • Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)

  • Great Mail Robbery (1927)

  • The Iron Horse (1924)

  • The Iron Trail (1921)

  • Lightning Flyer (1931)

  • The Limited Mail

  • The Lost Express (1926)

  • The Lost Limited (1927)

  • The Love Special (1921)

  • Midnight Express (1924)

  • Midnight Limited (1926) (1940)

  • Midnight Special

  • Murder in the Private Car (1934)

  • The Night Flyer (1928)

  • The Open Switch (1926)

  • The Overland Limited (1925)

  • Phantom Express (1925) (1932)

  • Rail Rider (1916)

  • The Railroader (1919)

  • Red Signals (1927)

  • Roaring Rails (1924)

  • Runaway Express (1926)

  • The Signal Tower (1924)

  • The Single Track (1921)

  • Transcontinental Limited

  • Twisted Rails (1934)

  • Union Pacific (1939)

  • Warning Signal (1926)

  • Webs of Steel (1925)

  • Westbound Limited

  • Wolves of the Rail (1918)

  • The Wreck (1919)


Movie Notes:

"Danger Lights" was a pre-WWII movie with great Milwaukee Road exterior and roundhouse interior scenes. It was written up in either Vintage Rails or Classic Trains. It starred Robert (?) Armstrong. It had much railroad action. It has been restored and is sold commercially. Submitted by Greg Degowski.

Le Roy Barnett retired in 2001 as an archivist with the State of Michigan Archives. Throughout his career, Dr. Barnett made note of railroad trivia as well as interesting railroad facts which he has shared with RRHX. We hope that you enjoy reading them. Many of these "sayings", slogans, film names will bring back memories for you. If you have other factual bits of trivia to add, there is a hot-link on each page for you to use.