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1. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: The Wild West's Biggest Train Holdup (1965)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

The aging and ailing sheriff of Washoe County, Nevada gets a big assist from his deputy in the county's fight with the Central Pacific railroad over payment of back taxes.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Charles Bateman, Pat Priest, Roy Barcroft, Tyler McVey

Votes: 19

2. Bordertown Gun Fighters (1943)

Passed | 56 min | Western

Cameo Shelby is running a crooked lottery out of El Paso and treasury agent Bill Elliott has been sent to break it up. When Bill intercepts a shipment of tickets to New Mexico he forces ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Bill Elliott, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Anne Jeffreys, Ian Keith

Votes: 46

Train conductor, Jack Kenney

3. Gold Train (1965)

95 min | Action, Romance, Western

Bandit leader El Diablo who controls the country with his gang plans to achieve gold destined for Mexico but he is not the only one.

Director: Gianfranco Baldanello | Stars: Carl Möhner, Alessandra Panaro, Ivano Staccioli, Antonio Garisa

Votes: 62

4. Rails Into Laramie (1954)

Approved | 81 min | Romance, Western

A railroad sends an agent to Laramie to try to find out who is behind the efforts to stop the railroad from building its line into the area.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: John Payne, Mari Blanchard, Dan Duryea, Joyce Mackenzie

Votes: 214

Railroad engineer, Kermit Maynard. Station agent, Ferris Taylor. Railroad conductor, Kernan Cripps. Railroad thug, Dale Van Sickel.

5. Union Pacific (1939)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, Western

In 1862, Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads compete westward across the wilderness toward California.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston

Votes: 2,379

Canadian Pacific Conductor, Nestor Paiva

6. Cimarron City (1958–1960)
Episode: Runaway Train (1959)

Approved | 60 min | Western

While traveling by train to Denver, Matt Rockford meets and falls in love with Lisa Caldwell, a beautiful woman who, unbeknownst to him, has been falsely accused of murder. Lisa is ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bartlett | Stars: George Montgomery, Audrey Totter, John Smith, Diane Brewster

Votes: 11

Conductor, Tom London.

7. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A one-armed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger

Votes: 17,654

Porter, Bobby Johnson. Train Conductor, Harry Harvey. Train Conductor, Robert Griffin

8. The Gene Autry Show (1950–1955)
Episode: Steel Ribbon (1953)

30 min | Western

Gene and Pat investigate a series of payroll robberies from a railroad and discover that the outlaw gang is receiving inside information.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Gail Davis, Robert Lowery

Train Engineer, Tom London Train Engineer, Frankie Marvin Gives water tower warning, Bob Woodward.

9. Wyoming Mail (1950)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Drama, Romance

In 1869, when the railroad mail service is threatened by frequent bandit attacks, the government hires Steve Davis to infiltrate a gang in order to destroy it from inside.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Howard Da Silva, Ed Begley

Votes: 150

10. The Great Train Robbery (I) (1903)

TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Crime

A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, A.C. Abadie, George Barnes, Justus D. Barnes

Votes: 15,474

Locomotive Engineer, Tom London. Trainman, Robert Milasch.

11. Phantom Thunderbolt (1933)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Western

A cowboy called The Thunderbolt Kid comes to the aid of a town that is being threatened by outlaws who don't want a railroad to go through the town.

Director: Alan James | Stars: Ken Maynard, Tarzan, Frances Lee, Frank Rice

Votes: 85

Eaton, Railroad President, Wilfred Lucas

12. Denver and Rio Grande (1952)

Passed | 89 min | Adventure, Western

A romanticized history of the building of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in the Colorado mountains.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Sterling Hayden, Dean Jagger, Kasey Rogers

Votes: 370

Engineer Moynihan, Paul Fix. Train Engineer, Jimmie Dundee. Train Engineer, Charles Morton.

13. The Great Locomotive Chase (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Family

During the Civil War Union spy Andrews and his men volunteer to steal a Confederate train and drive it to Union territory while destroying the Confederate railway system along the way.

Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: Fess Parker, Jeffrey Hunter, Jeff York, John Lupton

Votes: 945

A Switchman, Robert Kent. A Switchman, W.S. Bearden.

14. Overland Pacific (1954)

Approved | 73 min | Western

Railroad investigator tries to find the reason behind constant Indian attacks on the railroad.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Peggie Castle, Adele Jergens, William Bishop

Votes: 107

15. Kansas Pacific (1953)

Approved | 73 min | Western

With the Civil War about to begin, Southern saboteurs attack frontier railroad construction.

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Eve Miller, Barton MacLane, Harry Shannon

Votes: 552

Smokestack, Harry Shannon.

Casey, Irving Bacon.

16. Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

Passed | 95 min | Romance, Western

A marshal tries to bring the son of an old friend, an autocratic cattle baron, to justice for his role in the rape and murder of the marshal's Native American wife.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman

Votes: 5,877

Train Conductor, Walter Merrill Train Conductor, Mark Roberts

17. The Tall Man (1960–1962)
Episode: Night Train to Tularosa (1960)

30 min | Western

Garrett must take Dan Rees, a convicted felon, to the New Mexico Territorial prison in Tularosa to spend ten years in prison. Friends of the man Rees killed don't believe the punishment the... See full summary »

Director: Franklin Adreon | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Clu Gulager, Claude Akins, Robert McQueeney

Votes: 5

Conductor, Doye O'Dell Brakeman, Howard McLeod

18. Bronco (1958–1962)
Episode: Night Train to Denver (1959)

60 min | Western

Bronco accompanies a corpse for $25 by train to Denver. On the same train is a friend escorting $100,000 plus a pretty blonde. At the end of the trip he finds himself in jail for stealing the money and then forced to find it by two men.

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Ty Hardin, Jacquelyn McKeever, Brad Dexter, Myron Healey

Votes: 20

Railroad baggage clerk, Tom Kennedy.

19. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: The Iron Trail (1957)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

Cheyenne is escorting a bride and $5000 to his boss. He meets a friend who works now for the railroad who tells Cheyenne a group of young bandits are robbing trains. They strike the train but their goal is more than robbing it.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Clint Walker, Dennis Hopper, Dani Crayne, Sheb Wooley

Votes: 54

Lonnie the Conductor, Charles Tannen Engineer, Joe McGuinn

20. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)
Episode: Wrong Train to Brimstone (1971)

TV-PG | 50 min | Western

Desperate to leave a town where the sheriff knows them on sight, Hayes and Curry steal train tickets and board a sold-out train bound for Brimstone. They discover the men they're ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Pete Duel, Ben Murphy, J.D. Cannon, Beth Brickell

Votes: 68

Train Depot Clerk, Robert Gibbons.

21. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: The Last Train West (1956)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

Cheyenne falsely accused of murder escapes the law. He returns to White Bluff to clear his name by joining a train of settlers headed to California. A minister's sister threatens to turn him in to the law until she gets to know him.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Clint Walker, Barbara Lawrence, James Garner, Barbara Eiler

Votes: 66

Telegrapher, Steve Carruthers.

22. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)
Episode: The Girl in Boxcar #3 (1971)

TV-PG | 50 min | Western

Decoys, misdirections and deceptions are the order of the day as Hannibal and the Kid get a taste of the other side of the robbery business when they are hired to transport $50,000. To add ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Pete Duel, Ben Murphy, John Larch, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 64

Brakeman, Sandy Ward.

23. One More Train to Rob (1971)

GP | 108 min | Comedy, Western

After taking the fall for a train robbery, Harker Flet is released from prison and exacts revenge on his former partners who cheated him out of his share.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: George Peppard, Diana Muldaur, John Vernon, France Nuyen

Votes: 397

Conductor, George Chandler. Engineer, Walker Edmiston.

24. Wild and Woolly (1917)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Western, Romance

A rich young Easterner who has always wanted to live in "the Wild West" plans to move to a Western town. Unknown to him, the town's "wild" days are long gone, and it is an orderly, ... See full summary »

Director: John Emerson | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Calvert Carter, Charles Stevens

Votes: 532

Casey, Engineer, Tom Wilson

25. Sophie Lang Goes West (1937)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Reformed jewel-thief Sophie Lang, tired of being questioned by the New York City police every time a jewel disappears, decides to head for California, and is hiding in the train-compartment... See full summary »

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Gertrude Michael, Lee Bowman, Sandra Storme, Buster Crabbe

Votes: 6

Train conductor, A.S. 'Pop' Byron

26. The Return of Frank James (1940)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, History, Western

Frank James continues to avoid arrest in order to take revenge on the Ford brothers for their murder of his brother Jesse.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Jackie Cooper, Henry Hull

Votes: 2,610

Train engineer, A.S. 'Pop' Byron

27. The Dude Goes West (1948)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Western

Eastern gunsmith Daniel Bone goes out west to ply his trade, encounters a girl searching for the murderer of her father.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Eddie Albert, Gale Storm, James Gleason, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 197

Train conductor, Edward Gargan

28. Take Me to Town (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

A pretty saloon entertainer escapes the marshal's custody and hides in a small town where she unexpectedly becomes surrogate mother to three motherless boys who wish to see their father re-married.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Sterling Hayden, Phillip Reed, Lee Patrick

Votes: 238

Train stationmaster, Bill Baldwin

29. The Light of Western Stars (1940)

Passed | 64 min | Romance, Western

Cowhand Ladd dances with cantina girl Estrella and has a part in shooting Sheriff Tyler.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Victor Jory, Jo Ann Sayers, Russell Hayden, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 96

Train conductor, Lee Phelps

30. The Scarlet Horseman (1946)

Approved | 248 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Comanches are buying up rifles from unscrupulous gun smugglers in preparation for a wholesale uprising against settlers in Texas. Two undercover Texas Rangers discover the plot and set out to stop it.

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Peter Cookson, Janet Shaw, Paul Guilfoyle, Virginia Christine

Votes: 15

Railroad engineer, Stanley Blystone.

31. Wyoming (1940)

Passed | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

With the army after him and his partner deserting, Reb decides that a change of scenery would be nice so he heads for Wyoming with Dave. To show his gratitude to Dave, he steals his horse ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo, Ann Rutherford, Lee Bowman

Votes: 204

Train conductor, Howard M. Mitchell. Train Engineer, George Guhl.

32. The Virginian (1946)

Approved | 87 min | Romance, Western

In Medicine Bow, a newly arrived eastern schoolteacher is courted by two cowpokes but their courtship is interrupted by violent incidents involving local cattle rustlers.

Director: Stuart Gilmore | Stars: Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy, Sonny Tufts, Barbara Britton

Votes: 898

Train engineer, Edgar Dearing

33. Sin Town (1942)

Approved | 73 min | Action, Drama, Western

Two con artists arrive in a western boom town that they think is ripe for the pickings, only to get swindled themselves.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Constance Bennett, Broderick Crawford, Patric Knowles, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 25

Train Porter, Clarence Muse. Train Conductor, Oscar O'Shea.

34. Nevada City (1941)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Music

The conflict between a railroader and a stage line owner is being aggravated by bad guys who are sabotaging both sides. Roy and Gabby mediate the conflict and expose the bad guys.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Sally Payne, George Cleveland

Votes: 106

Train Engineer, Jack Kirk. Train henchman, Henry Wills. Railroad crewman, Bob Woodward. Railroad spy, Syd Saylor. Railroad worker, Fred Burns.

35. Carson City (1952)

Approved | 87 min | Western

When a banker finds his stagecoach shipments of gold from Carson City are vulnerable to holdups, he commissions the building of a railroad through the mountains.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Randolph Scott, Lucille Norman, Raymond Massey, Richard Webb

Votes: 810

Daly, railroad conductor, Edgar Dearing. Engineer, Russ Clark. Train Conductor, Jack Mower.

36. Whispering Smith (1948)

Passed | 88 min | Western

Legendary railroad detective Whispering Smith becomes convinced that old friend and colleague Murray Sinclair has joined a criminal band to loot the railroad.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Alan Ladd, Robert Preston, Brenda Marshall, Donald Crisp

Votes: 945

Conductor, Eddy Waller. Train conductor, Mike Donovan. Woody, Train Brakeman, Lester Dorr. Train conductor, Broderick O'Farrell. Train engineer, Milton Kibbee. Train brakeman, Ashley Cowan.

37. When the Daltons Rode (1940)

Approved | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Fictionalized story of how the Dalton brothers were wronged by a crooked development company and became outlaws when the corrupt local courts offered them no justice.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Randolph Scott, Kay Francis, Brian Donlevy, George Bancroft

Votes: 546

Train engineer, Lloyd Ingraham.

38. A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Western

In 1876 Colorado, the Tomahawk and Western Railroad is expanding through the Rockies, but some stagecoach operators, fearing a loss of revenue, plan to sabotage the railroad.

Director: Richard Sale | Stars: Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter, Rory Calhoun, Walter Brennan

Votes: 498

Stationmaster, Raymond Bond. Train conductor, William Gould Railway conductor, Olin Howland. Stationmaster, George Melford.

39. The Last Bandit (1949)

Passed | 78 min | Romance, Western

About to marry Jim Plummer, Kate Foley runs off to Nevada when Ed Bagley convinces her a quick fortune can be made robbing gold shipments that are being transported by the railroad. In ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Bill Elliott, Lorna Gray, Forrest Tucker, Andy Devine

Votes: 58

Local No. 44 engineer, Joseph Crehan train station agent, Franklyn Farnum. Conductor, Howard M. Mitchell. Engineer, Monte Montague.

40. Go West (1940)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

The Marx Brothers come to the rescue in the Wild West when a young man, trying to settle an old family feud so he can marry the girl he loves, runs afoul of crooks.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, John Carroll

Votes: 4,817

Railroad President, George Lessey. Railroad Official, Clem Bevans..

41. Shoot Out (1971)

GP | 95 min | Western

A former bank robber searches for his double crossing partner who left him for dead, while having to look after a 6 year old girl.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gregory Peck, Patricia Quinn, Robert F. Lyons, Susan Tyrrell

Votes: 1,344

Brakeman, Paul Fix. Stationmaster, Willis Bouchey.

42. Rhythm on the Range (1936)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Music, Romance

Cowboy Jeff Larabee returns from the east and meets Doris Halloway, a young girl, that he regards as a vagabond, till he learns that she's the owner of the farm where he works. He tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Bing Crosby, Frances Farmer, Bob Burns, Martha Raye

Votes: 276

Train conductor, James Blaine. Train brakeman, Herbert Ashley. Train Porter, James Thompson. Train Porter, Sam McDaniel.

43. The Story of Will Rogers (1952)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The homespun humorist and social critic starts as a cowboy and goes on to vaudeville, movies, radio.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Will Rogers Jr., Jane Wyman, Carl Benton Reid, Eve Miller

Votes: 393

Train Porter, Bill Walker.

44. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

98 Metascore

Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

Votes: 105,093 | Gross: $5.01M

Railroad Conductor, Martin Garralaga.

45. Four Faces West (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Western

In New Mexico, a cowpoke forces a banker at gunpoint to give him a loan without collateral, in exchange for an IOU but the marshal and his posse chase after him.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Joel McCrea, Frances Dee, Charles Bickford, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 653

Conductor, Forrest Taylor Conductor, Paul E. Burns.

46. Just Pals (1920)

Not Rated | 50 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

Small-town tramp befriends runaway boy.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Buck Jones, Helen Ferguson, Georgie Stone, Duke R. Lee

Votes: 306

Brakeman, Bert Appling.

47. Rock Island Trail (1950)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Western

Feud between the long-established stagecoach and steamship lines and the emergent railway companies trying to expand into the Midwest.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Adele Mara, Lorna Gray, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 130

Martin, Railroad Conductor, Dick Elliott. Fireman, George Barton. Fireman in bar, Emil Sitka