Ben Calhoun won the half-completed Buffalo Pass, Scalplock and Defiance Line railroad in a poker game and must fight 1880s Indians, bankers and bad guys to complete the line.
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1968   1967   1966  
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Complete series cast summary:
Dale Robertson ...  Ben Calhoun 48 episodes, 1966-1968
Robert Random ...  Barnabas Rogers / ... 48 episodes, 1966-1968
Gary Collins ...  Dave Tarrant 45 episodes, 1966-1968
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Ben Calhoun won the half-completed Buffalo Pass, Scalplock and Defiance Line railroad in a poker game and must fight 1880s Indians, bankers and bad guys to complete the line.

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Dale Robertson gambles, and wins - a railroad! (season 1)

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Spoofed in Mad Magazine as "The Iron Horselaff". See more »

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Follows Scalplock (1966) See more »

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A train to nowhere ...........
7 June 2006 | by revdrcacSee all my reviews

This average western from the 1960's featured a good cast but unremarkable and routine writing. Dale Robertson excelled in these type of brave underdog roles, but he could not rise above this series' script limitations. Gary Collins and Ellen Burtstyn were fine, but went on to better roles in later years.

The one episode that really stands out in the series featured the great character actor Strother Martin. He always brought a dignified,wry humor to his roles and did so again in this show.

While not the best of western TV shows, it had potential that was never quite realized........ the train never really "left the station".


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El caballo de hierro See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonora, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(47 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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