The gang gets in trouble at a railroad yard.


(as Robert McGowan)




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Credited cast:
Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals' Voices)
Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals' Voices)
Jean (as Hal Roach's Rascals' Voices)
Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals' Voices)
Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals' Voices)
Mary Ann (as Hal Roach's Rascals' Voices)
Harry Spear ...
Harry (as Hal Roach's Rascals' Voices)
Pete (as Hal Roach's Rascals' Voices)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Brandenburg ...
Mrs. Norman T. Chaney ...
Dorothy Darling ...
Otto Fries ...
Joe's father
Jack Hill ...
Grocery truck driver
Robert F. McGowan ...
Limited passenger who stumbles


The Our Gang kids are playing around the train yard where Joe's father works. Exploring one of the trains, they suddenly find themselves hurtling down the tracks with no engineer or other adults aboard. Only Farina escapes from the train, but he gets his foot caught in the tracks, directly in front of the speeding locomotive. Written by Jim Beaver <>

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Comedy | Family | Short





Release Date:

15 June 1929 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

| (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was Norman 'Chubby' Chaney's first Our Gang comedy. See more »


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Keaton, Lloyd, Chaplin... Farina
1 June 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Joe tries to impress the boys by taking them aboard a locomotive. A lunatic hobo arrives and sets the train in motion, which literally runs OVER Farina. Eventually, they leave the rail yard and careen out of control through city and country.

I was enthralled by the location filming of this two-reeler. It gives some interesting glimpses of 1929 Los Angeles. It's also one of the first "Our Gang" comedies with sound, so some of the dialogue is a little hard to understand above the background noise-- but that hardly detracts from the genius of this great short.

This episode is another example of why I feel Farina was the heart and soul of the "Gang." Hal Roach often gave him the most memorable scenes, and for good reason.

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